Object #1001061 from MS-Papers-0032-0279
From: Inward letters - Sir William Fox, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0279 (45 digitised items). 43 letters written by Fox from Wellington, Wanganui, Auckland, Grahamstown, Rangitikei, Marton, Dunedin, 1870-1871. Includes letter from Charles J Taylor to Fox, Feb 1870; Fox to Mete Kingi, 1870; incomplete letter to Fox (written from Patea, Mar 1870); Fox to Gisborne, Apr 1870; Fox to Gisborne (copy), May 1871; J Booth to Fox, Wanganui (copy), Apr 1871; McLean to Fox, 1871; Albert J Allen [?] to Fox, Aug 1871.
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13. 12. 71
My Dear McLean,
I saw Knocks at Otaki. He told me that Wi Hapi Ngawaka, and the bulk of the Kakariki and Reu Reu Ngatiraukawas have decided to leave the district and settle in Waikato. I heard also at Manawatu that Ihakara and his people had come to the same conclusion and that they intended to sell their lands south of Manawatu before they go. I cannot vouch for the
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truth of the reports. Since I came here I have heard (second hand from a Ngatiraukawa,) that they have ploughed up and planted two large paddocks nearly opposite my house, which does not look like going. Perhaps some mean to go, and some don't.
Ngawaka's daughter got into the coach at the Hostelry in Welln. and when asked by the Coachman at Manawatu for her ticket, it appeared she had no Govt. order or authority. I therefore felt bound to promise that
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her fare should be paid and her supper and bed at Langleys which together will be £2. 5. I beleive. It would be a good plan if the Coachman was told not to take them up on Govt. credit, unless they shew their orders before starting.
I saw Stewart at Manawatu and apparently every thing is going on as well as can be expected after such a wet winter.
Yours very sincerely,
Inward letters - Sir William Fox, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0279 (45 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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