ROUGH DRAFT OF THE TREATY PAGE 12
James Busby continues to ramble and
much of this text is crossed out. The final section sets aside a place for a Consent
and Signing. In reviewing all of these rough, preliminary notes written between
the 1st and 3rd of February 1840, there is, clearly, no finished draft suitable
for handing to Reverend Henry Williams for translation into Maori. It is,
yet, the responsibility of the legislators to provide a concise, corrected and
easy to read final English draft for the translators to work from.