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Historical Records of New Zealand

Secretary Lack to Under-Secretary Wilmot

page 577

Secretary Lack to Under-Secretary Wilmot.

Office of Committee of Privy Council for Trade, Whitehall, 14th Feb., 1822.


The Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade having been informed that flax of a very valuable description is grown in New Zealand, I am directed by their Lordships to request that you will submit to Earl Bathurst the expediency of instructing the Governor of New South Wales to enquire into this subject, and to report thereon for the information of this Committee; and also to collect and send Home a small quantity of such flax by way of specimen, in order that its character and quality may be ascertained by proper experiments.

I am, &c.,

Thomas Lack

R. Wilmott, Esq., &c., &c.