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

(No. 2.) — The Rev. James Buller to the Hon. the Colonial Secretary

(No. 2.)
The Rev. James Buller to the Hon. the Colonial Secretary.

Tangiteroria, Kaipara, 5th May, 1840.

Dear Sir

I sent you a letter some, time ago by some Natives from Mangakahia; but, lest that should have miscarried, I embrace the opportunity of writing per favour of Captain Heal who has been unfortunately wrecked in going out of this harbour. Tirarau intends going to the Bay of Islands in company with Captain Heald and party, and you will therefore, no doub have an opportunityof seeing him. I have every reason to believe that he is well disposed towards the Government. I saw Parore the other day, who said that he should do the same as Tirarau, which, I believe, is the sentiment of all the chiefs in this quarter.

Hoping that His Excellency will soon be restored to perfect health, and praying that the Lord direct all the important affairs of this infant colony,

I remain, &c.,

James Buller.

Willoughby Shortland, Esq.