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An Epitome of Official Documents Relative to Native Affairs and Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand

No. 88. — Proclamation of Amnesty to the Rebel Natives.—25th October, 1864. — A Proclamation

No. 88.
Proclamation of Amnesty to the Rebel Natives.—25th October, 1864.
A Proclamation.

By His Excellency Sir George Grey, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over Her Majesty's Colony of New Zealand and its Dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, &c.

The Governor having been authorized to extend, upon certain conditions, Her Majesty's clemency to those tribes who have engaged in the present unhappy rebellion: Now., therefore, I, Sir George Grey, the Governor of the Colony of New Zealand, do hereby notify and proclaim that I will, in Her Majesty's name, and on her behalf, grant a pardon to all such persons implicated in the rebellion as may come in on or before the tenth day of December next, take the oath of allegiance, and make the cession of such territory as may in each instance be fixed by the Governor and the Lieutenant-General Commanding Her Majesty's forces in New Zealand. All those persons who have been engaged in the rebellion who may desire to return within any part of the ceded territory, or within the limits of any European settlement, will be required to deliver up any arms or ammunition in their possession.

The pardon promised in this Proclamation will not be extended to any persons who may have been engaged in the murders of—Samuel Shaw, Samuel Ford, Robert Passmore, Parker, Pote, Dr. Hope, Lieutenant Tragett, and soldiers (4th May, 1863); Robert Patterson, Michael Meredith, Frederick Richard Meredith, William Cory Scott, Robert Watson, Hugh McLean, Sylvester Calvert, Charles Cooper, William John Jackson, Margaret Fahey, Job Hamlin, Richard Trust, Nicholas Trust, James Droomgould, Henry Crann, Hugh Corbyn Harris, Sarten, John Hurford, Gaffney (an Artilleryman), Richard Brown, Ephraim Coad, William Cutfield King, John Hawkin.

Given under my hand, at the Government House, at Auckland, and issued under the Seal of the Colony of New Zealand, this twenty-fifth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four. G. Grey.

By His Excellency's command.

G. Grey

God save the Queen!