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Further Papers Relative to Native Affairs

[Translation.]

[Translation.]

Kaikohe, January 5, 1861.

Friend the Governor,—

Salutations to you. This is the word of our runanga to you. It is to ask you to lay down a law for those Pakehas who survey land, and are employed by the Maories to survey their land for they are breaking into ours, which has been already surveyed by Mr. Fairburn. Let the law be thus. The land about which there is a difficulty, let not the Pakehas survey, but land that there is no difficulty about may be surveyed by them. We therefore ask you to adopt some measures in regard to it. Enough. From the Runanga of Te Uriohua.

Your loving Friend,

Te Hira Pure,
Native Assessor.

To His Excellency the Governor,
Auckland.