Historical Records of New Zealand
Despatch (with Enclosures) from the Secretary of State (the Marquess of Normanby) to Governor Gipps. — (No. 118.)
Despatch (with Enclosures) from the Secretary of State (the Marquess of Normanby) to Governor Gipps.
I transmit, for your information and guidance, the copy of instructions which I have addressed to Captain Hobson, of Her Majesty’s navy, on his embarkation to assume the government of the British settlements in progress in New Zealand. Those instructions leave me nothing to add in addressing yourself on the same occasion, beyond the expression of my confident belief that you will afford to Captain Hobson and to Her Majesty’s Government, on this occasion, the full benefit of all the knowledge and experience which you have gained during your long course of public service, and that you and the members of the Legislative Council of New South Wales will cheerfully undertake those additional duties which Her Majesty has thus been pleased to commit to you and to them.
I have, &c.,
Normanby.Governor Sir George Gipps, &c., &c.