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Historical Records of New Zealand

Under-Secretary Horton to Secretary Harrison

Under-Secretary Horton to Secretary Harrison.

Downing Street, 6th May, 1825.


I am directed by Earl Bathurst to transmit to you, for the information of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, the enclosed copy of a letter from a person of the name of Reynolds, commanding the ship Urania, lately arrived from New Zealand, stating the circumstances under which he had brought to England a chief of that island; and I am to request that you will submit to their Lordships Lord Bathurst’s recommendation that, as Capt. Reynolds appears to have used every means in his power save that of absolute force to induce the chief to return on shore, he should receive an allowance for his maintenance at the rate of a sovereign a day from the date of the ship’s arrival at Liverpool until a passage can be provided for page 638 him to his own country, which the Commissioners of the Navy have been directed to do by the earliest opportunity.

I am, &c.,

R. W. Horton.