April 11th, 1855.
1855. 11 April.Mataruahou IslandReceived by me this day the sum of (£25) Twenty five pounds,
once told from Mr. McLean, as a payment for a piece of land we have this day
sold to Victoria Queen(Land adjacent to). of England, and to the Kings or Queens who may succeed her for ever. The
paymentReceipt for £25. Mr. McLean consents to give us for this land is the sum of (£50) Fifty
pounds.Balance due, £25 and two town sections. Another (£25) Twenty five pounds is to be given to us as the final
instalment for this land when the money arrives from Auckland, a portion of the
payment is to be two sections of a town to be laid out which the Queen is to
give to us when this land has a town.Boundaries. The boundary commences at the old boundary line at Oterangi, thence near
to the water at Pona, thence to Omoko, thence to Ahi-tahu-o-te-Waru, thence
running along the same bank to Taupata, thence to the sea and running along the
sea till it meets the old boundary line. We have entirely given up this land as
a lasting possession to Victoria Queen of England and to the Kings or Queens who
may succeed her for ever.
Witnesses to payment and signatures—
Robert Park, Government Surveyor.
G. S. Cooper, District Commissr.
A True Translation.
29 March, 1856.
A True Copy of Original Receipt and Translation.
H. Hanson Turton.
December 30th, 1876.