(Enclosure in No. 3.)
Peneamene Tanui to his Honour the
Salutations to you who now represent the chiefs of the Hauraki, who are gone from before our eyes. Friend; I greet you. Friend, Wilkinson has come to me for our land at Tairua. You did right to send him, but two other pakehas have come to us for that place, who wish us to lease to them. We have not concluded our talk yet; but I know this: I shall certainly not consent that George Wilkinson may have it, for I have received a payment in advance from those pakehas, and they must not say that I am robbing them by letting another have the land. Friend, I greet you. Enough.
From your friend,
Peneamene Tanui.Sir George Grey, Superintendent of Auckland.