Object #1001058 from MS-Papers-0032-0444

2 pages written 6 Dec 1869 by Frederick Edward Maning in Hokianga to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - F E Maning, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0444 (67 digitised items). 58 letters written from Auckland and Hokianga, 1860-1870. Includes letter in Maori to Maning from Hone Mohi Tawhai, 1869; from Hoani Makaho Te Uruoterangi, Akarana, 1870; unsigned letter in Maori written from Weretana to Te Rauparaha, Sep 1869; T H Maning to his father, 1870; Maning to White, 1870; Harry H King to Maning, 1870.Includes piece-level inventory, 1860-1876 & undated (excluding 1969 acquisitions)

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English (ATL)


Decr. 6. 69.

My dear McLean,

The two Rarawa Chiefs when I mentioned to you when at Auckland as likely to have a favourable influence with the King party have separately told me that they have been written to by Rewi to go up to him with a large company to help him to make peace and open up Ohinemuri- signs of the times

Yours sincerely,
F.E. Maning.
In haste. P.S. I have opened my note to say that since writing I have seen the pamphlets you so kindly sent me, previously I had only seen the newspaper account of your journey to Waikato in the pamphlet you have very judiciously (for those who know the meaning) put in five of Rewis words in the Maori, they convey more to me than all the rest, the words ''Kati me mutu'' have an emphatic meaning which an English translation does not give, you know I have for some time back believed the Waikatos mean peace and I am now sure of it patience prudence, keeping temper, and the day is yours. According to all human probabilities, we are too great for revenge but must do what is politic in the way of punishment and no more only we have a right and it is a duty to secure ourselves in the future.
Yours sincerely,
F.E. Maning.

Part of:
Inward letters - F E Maning, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0444 (67 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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