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

No. 64. — The Chief Commissioner to Mr. Commissioner H. T. Kemp, J.P

No. 64.
The Chief Commissioner to Mr. Commissioner H. T. Kemp, J.P.

Bay of Islands.Ngahikunga Reserve, under Offer to H. Williams, Esq. Native Land Purchase Department, Auckland, 12th November, 1859.


Mr. H. Williams having applied to the Government, requesting that, under clause 8 of the Land Claims Extension Act, a cession may be ordered to be taken of a Native reserve named Ngahikunga, originally made within the boundaries of the claim of Archdeacon Henry Williams, and which he states the Natives are now willing to give up, I have the honour, by direction of His Excellency the Governor, to request that you will, as early as possible, put yourself into communication with the Native owners of the reserve, for the purpose of obtaining the necessary deed of cession, and that you will transmit a copy of the same, when executed, to the Land Claims Commissioner.

I have, &c.,

Thos. H. Smith,
(For Chief Commissioner.)

H. T. Kemp, Esq., J.P., District Commissioner,
Bay of Islands.