In October 1833 "H.M.S. Buffalo was sent to New Zealand for a cargo of spars, and calling at Sydney on her way, Captain Kent was engaged as trading master and interpreter for the trip. Titore took advantage of the opportunity of the presence of one of the king’s ships to send the following letter to the King of England".
- Sherrin, R.A.A. and Wallace, J.H. Early History of New Zealand. Ed. Thomson W. Leys. Auckland, N.Z.: H. Brett, MDCCCXC . 371.
- "A New-Zealand Chief To The King Of England." An Account of New Zealand and of The Church Missionary Society’s Mission in the Northern Island. William Yate. Introd. Judith Binney and a new index comp. Michael Hewson. Shannon, Ireland: Irish UP, 1970. 1st ed. London, UK: Seeley and Burnside, 1835. 2nd ed. London, UK: Seeley and Burnside, 1835. 271. Rpt. in Early History of New Zealand. R. A. A. Sherrin and J. H. Wallace. Ed. Thomson W. Leys. Auckland, N.Z.: H. Brett, MDCCCXC . 371. Rpt. in Māori Is My Name: Historical Māori Writings in Translation. Ed. John Caselberg. Dunedin, N.Z.: John McIndoe,1975. 29.
- In 1833 Titore wrote this short letter to accompany the gifts of timber, a greenstone battle axe and two garments that he sent to King William on the H.M.S. Buffalo. R.A.A. Sherrin writes that ‘[t]he King duly replied to this communication, styling Titore in his reply, "His Highness," sending him a suit of armour as a present. The official answer was signed "Aberdeen."’