I have received your despatches of the numbers and dates specified in the margin reporting the measures which you had adopted, in conjunction with Captain Hobson, for giving effect to the intentions of Her Majesty's Government in establishing British authority in New Zealand, and transmitting the reports which you had received from that officer of his proceedings on his arrival at theBay of Islands.
Her Majesty's Government entirely approve of the measures which you adopted, and of the manner in which they were carried into effect by Captain Hobson.
I have recommended the appointments notified in your Despatch No. 14 for the sanction of, the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury.
I have, &c.,