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Maori Deeds of Old Private Land Purchases in New Zealand, From the Year 1815 to 1840, with Pre-Emptive and Other Claims

Supplementary Deeds. — Additional Purchase for Mission Families, No. 1

Supplementary Deeds.
Additional Purchase for Mission Families, No. 1.

1831. 20 December.Waimate West. This is to certify that on the 20th of December in the year of our Lord 1831, Tohu a Mission children. New Zealand Chief did agree on his part and on the part of his Tribe to give up for ever all that ground or land lying to the West of the Waimate Settlement, bounded on Boundaries. [500 acres.] the South West by a river called Waitangi; on the East in a line from Pateretere to the open country called the Koraha; on the West by the high road leading to Mapere, Together with all Timber and Timber trees and all Coppices and Brush wood which shall be found growing, standing or lying thereupon to Richard Davis in behalf of the Missionaries’ Children to be held and enjoyed by them and their heirs for ever. In consideration of which the aforesaid R. Davis, on behalf of the Children belonging to the page 83Church Missy. Society in New Zealand do agree to give as a payment for the above mentioned piece of land and all Timber and Wood found thereon One hundred Dollars, 80 Blankets, 120 lbs. Tobacco. Receipt.

The mark of Tohu.
Richard Davis.

Paid for in the presence of us whose names are hereunder written.
The mark of Takupu.
The mark of Ware.
The mark of Ruhi.
The mark of Kaikohi.
James Hamlin.
George Clarke.

No. 330.O. L. C. Containing by estimation about 500 acres.
A True Copy.

Henry Tacy. Kemp.