Object #1001288 from MS-Papers-0032-0630

2 pages written by an unknown author in Turanganui to Makaraka

From: Inward letters - Charles Westrup, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0630 (33 digitised items). 33 letters written from Poverty Bay, Hawke's Bay and Auckland, 1865-1871 & undated. Includes piece-level inventory for letters accessioned pre-1969

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English (ATL)


Friday, Dec 68

Dear Captn. Tuke,

Major Westrup desires me to forward you the accompanying despatch and private note received this morning from Napier per Sturt and he wishes you and Gascoigne to state to him the best reply to this despatch that suggests itself to you.

I need hardly remind you that no time was lost after we received McDonalds note till I was on the road with the ammunition I may also say that 8 or 10 miles this side of Gascoignes Camp I met natives returning and they to my certain knowledge had ammunition in their pouches; so much for the ammunition; and as regards the food there certainly were provisions untouched to the weight of at least 1/4 ton at at Kahi's camp and all the natives I met on the road had provisions with them. This is all that I know about the affair.

Remember me to Kahi and Mr. Swindley, and believe me
Yours very faithfully,
W.A. Tucker.
Captn. Tuke Makaraka.

Part of:
Inward letters - Charles Westrup, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0630 (33 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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