Object #1000557 from MS-Papers-0032-0254

3 pages written 10 Apr 1860 by David Stark Durie in Wanganui to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Durie, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0254 (53 digitised items). Correspondents include:Charles Durie, Waitotara, 1876 (1 letter); D S Durie, Wellington, Waikanae, Wanganui, 1844-1873 (52 letters), P Durie, The Glen, Wanganui, 1859 (1 letter).

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April 10th, 1860

Dear McLean,

I hear the Tyne is about to start for N. Plymouth, I have therefore merely to state that I have received your usual communication of 4th Inst. and that I am now about to attend a Meeting of the Natives at Putiki with some of the old settlers to allay if possible the great excitement that now exists, in consequence of the news brought by the Wonga Wonga yesterday, that the Waikatos had threatened Auckland. The moment the result of this meeting is known if in time I will communicate it. The great want of arms and ammunition is operating strongly on the minds of the people here, who feel themselves defenceless in case of any attack from the Coast natives.

In haste
Yours truly,
D. S. Durie

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Durie, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0254 (53 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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