Object #1000164 from MS-Papers-0032-0557

2 pages written 7 Jun 1869 by John Chapman St George in Taupo to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, St George, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0557 (19 digitised items). Correspondents:George St George, New Plymouth, 1848-1849 (4 letters); J G St George, Taupo, 1866-1869 (13 letters); Leo St George, Greytown, 1875 (1 letter).

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COPY. Tapuaehararu Taupo

June 7th. 1869

My dear Sir,

I only received your letter 8th. May, yesterday.

I wrote to you on the 22nd. May, after returning from the fruitless expedition into the Urewera country.

The natives here do not seem to think much of Tawhiao's meeting, at Hangatiki- and nothing is talked of now but the Troops that are to be stationed at Taupo.

Col. St. John is now here, fixing on a place for a camp. I am with him to assist in pointing out the best positions. This step is the right direction, and, I believe, has always been your idea.

I hope by the time this reaches you, that you will have the completing it. I think that you will find that the Officers of the Colonial Forces will be glad to exchange the rule. I know that I, for one, will.

There is really nothing of sufficient importance, to report to you.

I dare say that you may see the wonderful newspaper reports, but, as you know, they are rarely true.

Believe me
very sincerely yours (Signed)
J. St. George
To:- His Honour Donald McLean.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, St George, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0557 (19 digitised items)
Series 1 Inward letters (English), Reference Number Series 1 Inward letters (English) (14501 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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