Copy of a Despatch from Governor Sir George Grey to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle.
My Lord Duke,—
Adverting to my Despatches Nos. 4 and 7, of the 8th and 9th ultimo, regarding Crown titles for land being under certain circumstances granted to Native owners, I beg to state that I thought it my duty particularly to draw the attention of the New Zealand Ministers to the opinions I had therein expressed: they have consequently drawn up the enclosed memorandum on the subject, which I transmit for your Grace's information. The Ministers appear inclined to think that the General Assembly of these Islands will not disapprove, under all the circumstances, of the course which I have recommended should be adopted.
I have, &c.,
His Grace the Duke of Newcastle, K.G., &c.