Copy of a Despatch from the Most Hon. the
Marquis of Normanby to the Right Hon. the Earl of Carnarvon.
I have the honour to inform your Lordship that, on my arrival at Auckland on the 3rd instant, I took the oath of office before his Honour the Chief Justice, Sir George Arney, and have assumed the government of this colony.
- 2. The reception which was accorded to me by the inhabitants of Auckland, and also at Wellington, was most gratifying and enthusiastic, and it was the more pleasing to me as it evinced the loyalty and affection which the people of this colony feel towards Her Majesty.
I have, &c.,
The Right Hon. the Earl of Carnarvon.