A letter to the ... earl of Devon, on the late massacre at Wairau [by R. Stokes. With various accounts of the massacre].

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Page 81 - Majesty's solemn assurance that their territorial rights would be recognised and respected. Now, therefore, I, the officer administering the government, do hereby publicly warn all persons claiming land in this colony, in all cases where the claim is denied or disputed by the original native owners, from exercising acts of ownership thereon, or otherwise prejudicing...
Page 23 - Mr. Howard called to them to fix their bayonets and come to the charge. They, however, kept retreating up the hill, firing as they went. Captain Wakefield, therefore, in order to prevent a further sacrifice of life, ordered the firing to cease, and Captain England and Mr. Howard advanced towards the Maories with a white handkerchief in token of peace. Those in advance of the retreating party, however, still kept up a running fire as they pushed up the hill, which was returned by the natives on the...
Page 81 - Governorin-Chief of the Territory of New South Wales and its Dependencies, and Vice Admiral of the same, &c.
Page 57 - ... he would fight too. Mr. Thompson, pointing to the armed men, threatened that he and his party should be fired upon. Sixteen natives immediately sprang to their feet and presented fire-arms. Rangihaeata now came forward and vehemently defied the magistrates and their power — exclaiming that " they did not go to England to interfere with the white people, and demanded why the latter came there to interfere with them.
Page 79 - Russell's agreement the company was to be assigned, "subject to the investigation of a Commissioner," certain blocks of land "under the sanction of the local government ; " and that by the same agreement the company had foregone and disclaimed "all title or pretence of title to any lands purchased or acquired by them in New Zealand other than the lands so to be granted to them. His Excellency deems it proper now to inform you that the New Zealand Company has not selected any block of land in the...
Page 44 - And the following proclamation was stuck about all over the town, when it was found that the Rifle Corps still prepared to go through their daily drill: Whereas divers persons in the borough of Wellington have unlawfully assembled together for the purpose of being trained and drilled to arms, and of practising military exercises: Now, I have it in command from his Excellency the Officer administering the Government, to give notice, that if any person whatever shall henceforth so unlawfully assemble...
Page 45 - SIR — In the proclamation issued by the Chief Police Magistate, giving notice that any future assemblies for the purpose of drilling will be put a stop to, the former assemblies for that purpose are characterised as unlawful. As my attention has been called to this expression, I feel bound in justice to Major RICHMOND to state that its use is solely attributable to myself, and that it was used inadvertently. " R. DAVIS HANSON, CP'
Page 78 - ... or otherwise prejudicing the question of title to the same, until the question of ownership shall have been heard and determined by one of Her Majesty's Commissioners appointed to investigate claims to land in this colony.
Page 79 - The Company forego and disclaim all title, or pretence of title, to any lands purchased or acquired by them in New Zealand, other than the lands so to be granted to them as aforesaid.
Page 82 - I, the officer administering the government, do hereby publicly warn all persons claiming land in this colony, in all cases where the claim is denied or disputed by the original native owners, from exercising acts of ownership thereon, or otherwise prejudicing the question of title to the same, until the question of ownership shall have been heard and determined by one of her Majesty's commissioners appointed to investigate claims to land in New Zealand.

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