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The Native Lands Settlement and Administration Bill, 1898 (letters received by the Premier from native chiefs and others relative to) : laid on the table of the House of Representatives by leave of the House.

Matata, Bay of Plenty 8th August, 1898

[i roto i te reo Māori]

Matata, Bay of Plenty 8th August, 1898.

The Hon. Mr. Seddon, Minister of Native Affairs.

Salutations.—We, the undersigned, support the Bill called "Native Lands Settlement and Administration," and the amendments thereto, made public at the meeting of Maori chiefs on the 20th June, 1898, at Greytown, and we ask you to consider the amendments and interlineations made to and in your Bill. We, the undersigned, who here support this are members of the Ngatirangitihi, a hapu of the Arawa, who are living at Matata, on the East Coast. Sufficient.

Raureti P. Mokonuiarangi and 11 Others.