No. 36, 1904.—Petition of William Humphries, of New Plymouth.
Petitioner alleges that through the passing of certain laws relating to Native lands he has been deprived of his rights and subjected to litigation. He prays that he may be heard at the bar of the House on the grievances, and that the Public Trustee may be prevented from proceeding with further litigation against him, and also that he may receive compensation for the injuries; inflicted through the passing of the said laws.
I am directed to report that the Committee has no recommendation to make with regard to this petition.
No. 36, 1904.—Pitihana a Wiremu Hamupere, o Niu Paremata.
E Ki ana te kai-pitihana, i runga i te paahitanga o etahi ture e pa ana ki nga whenua Maori, kua tangohia atu i a ia ona tika a kua ekengia ia e nga whakawakanga. E inoi ana ia kia whakarongona ana korero i te paa o te Whare mo runga mo ona mate, a kia araitia te Kai-tiaki mo te Katoa kia kaua e whakahaere ano i etahi whakawakanga mona, a kia utua hoki ia mo nga mate i pa ki a ia i runga i te paahitanga o aua ture.
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei, kaore kau he kupu a te Komiti mo runga i tenei pitihana.