The Chief Commissioner to Mr. Commissioner H. T. Kemp, J.P.
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clause 8 of the Land Claims Extension Act, a cession may be ordered to be taken of a Native reserve named Ngahikunga, originally made within the boundaries of the claim of Archdeacon Henry Williams, and which he states the Natives are now willing to give up, I have the honour, by direction of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.)
Bay of Islands.