The Hon. C. W. Richmond to the Superintendent of Canterbury.
In notifying to your Honor the conclusion under the conduct of Mr. Hamilton, of the substantial terms of an arrangement for extinction of the outstanding Native claims in Banks' Peninsula, and for defining the boundaries of the Native reserves in that district, I have to call your Honor's attention to a stipulation which is part of that arrangement, to the effect that the Maoris are to be allowed to the end of March next, to gather in their wheat crops, and to the end of May next to gather in their potato crops, on the lands now occupied by them, and that, meanwhile, every kind of occupation of the lands in crop is to be strictly prohibited to settlers,—and I have to ask your Honor's co-operation to secure the exact observance of these conditions.
I have, &c.,
His Honor The Superintendent, Canterbury.