Object #1000143 from MS-Papers-0032-0022

1 page written 14 Dec 1868 by Charles Westrup in Turanganui to Napier City

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0022 (82 digitised items). Comprises correspondence, memoranda and reports from December 1868, relating to the military campaign against Te Kooti.Includes letters from Maori such as Rapata Wahawaha regarding ammunitions

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COPY. Turanganui

December 14th. 1868



Sir,

I have the honour to forward you two letters (from Officers under my Command) relative to the report that Ngatiporou was compelled to retire, from want of ammunition and rations.

I may state that 8,000 rounds of rifle ammunition had been sent up by me on the day previous to Ropata's engagement; and this was available for Ngatiporou, who retired.

Mr. Gascoigne informed me by letter, from the seat of action, that Ngatiporou advanced with 3 days' provisions= and yet we hear it stated that they were compelled to retire (the day after) from want of food,


I am, Sir, Your most obedient servant. (Signed)
Chas. Westrupp, Major.
To:- His Honour Donald McLean Napier.

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0022 (82 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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