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Reports of the Native Affairs Committee, 1881.

No. 64 of 1881.—Petition of Major Te Wheo (No. 1)

No. 64 of 1881.—Petition of Major Te Wheo (No. 1).

Petitioner says that the sum of £75 is due to him as balance of purchase-money for Karioi. He asks that payment be made.

I am directed to report as follows:—

It seems that in 1855, when Karioi was purchased, a promissory note was issued by Mr. Rogan for £75 as part of the purchase-money. Judge Rogan acknowledges receipt on 15th January, 1856, of money which he accounts for on 10th July, 1856, as paid to the extent of £75 in final payment for Karioi. On the 11th January, 1878, Judge Rogan minutes on a letter from Major Te Wheoro, "That Karioi had been paid for in full." The fact that Judge Rogan has been relieved by the Treasury from the imprest seems to show that at the time of the transaction he had produced a sufficient voucher.

5th July, 1881.