ROUGH DRAFT OF THE TREATY PAGE 7
Hobson and Freeman continue to flesh
out the Articles text . They mention latitude and longitude as indicators
of territory to be ceded to Queen Victoria. This kind of wording is quite unsuitable,
but is later repeated by Busby. They appear to be floundering in their efforts
to create a coherent treaty text. With Hobson now very ill, he concludes that
it's time to seek expert assistance from James Busby. The handwriting is that
of James Freeman.