Proclamation by His Excellency George Grey, Esq., Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief in and over the Colony of
New Zealand and its dependencies, and Vice-Admiral of the same, &c.
In order to facilitate the acquisition of land by the New Zealand Company, under the arrangement made with Her Majesty's Government, and by authority of Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, I, the Lieutenant-Governor, do hereby proclaim that until further notice, to be duly given, I will, in favour of the New Zealand Company, and of no other person or order of persons whatever, waive the right of pre-emption of Her Majesty, her heirs and successors, of all lands and Tights belonging to the Natives within such portions of the Northern and Middle Islands as are commonly known as the Company's districts.
Given under my hand and seal, at Wellington, this twenty-first day of February, in they year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-six.
Lieutenant-Governor and Commander-in-Chief.
God save the Queen!