The Hon. the Colonial Secretary to his Honour
the Superintendent, Auckland.
I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of your letter No. 2,337, of 17th July, enclosing copy of the translation of a letter from the Native Peneamene Tanui, "to show that Mr. O'Halloran and Mr. Guilding (or one of them) have agreed to lease from the Natives the reserve of 1,000 acres in the Tairua Block, which the Provincial Government have reserved for a township." I should feel obliged if your Honour would kindly indicate in what portion of Tanui's letter it is shown that an agreement has been made for a lease to Messrs. O' Halloran and Guilding, or to one of them.
I have, &c.,
Daniel Pollen.His Honour the Superintendent, Auckland.