The Acting Native Secretary to Mr. James Mackay, Junr.
With further reference to your letter of the 27th September last, I am directed to inform you that, under the circumstances stated to the Native Minister, in a conversation held by you with him upon this subject, you are authorized to inform the Natives that the boundaries of the Taitapu Reserve will be taken as described in the sketch forwarded in your communication above referred to (a copy of which is now enclosed), and not as delineated on the original plan deposited in this office.
I have further to request that you will communicate the substance of this letter to the Waste Land Commissioner at Nelson, in order to prevent any difficulty hereafter arising with that Province.
I have, &c., H. Halse,
Acting Native Secretary
James Mackay, junr., Esq., Assistant Native Secretary,