TREATY DRAFTS

 

 



 
 

FINAL DRAFT OF THE TREATY PAGE 1
James Busby works on his treaty draft throughout Monday at his Waitangi residence, writing two copies. He takes his corrected copy to William Hobson on the late afternoon - evening of the 3rd of February 1840 and meets Hobson at Busby's Kororareka township cottage. It is decided that important changes yet need to be made to Busby's text. Busby has forgotten to include the settlers and secure rights for them. Advisory discussions, with several participants present, occur at Busby's cottage during the evening of the 3rd and at James Reddy Clendon's Okiato estate by the morning of the 4th, where this sheet was written. The final draft will be completed during the morning and early afternoon of the 4th of February 1840 and James Busby will continue to act as treaty scribe. The handwriting is that of James Busby.