Object #1001518 from MS-Papers-0032-0162

2 pages written 13 Jul 1868 by Leo Stephen Fanning in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Reginald N Biggs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0162 (43 digitised items). 39 letters written from Wanganui, Tangoio, Wairoa, Christchurch, Tuparoa, Turanganui, Poverty Bay. Includes map of Wanganui sections, 1857 [?]. Names on map - Crass [?], C G Doughty, Thomas Kettle, F Watts, Awamoho, Pehira, W Jowett & R N Biggs (sections 26 & 27) by the Wanganui River. Includes letters from Biggs to Deighton, and Biggs to Fraser.

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English (ATL)

July 1868.

following is a Copy of a letter received from renga 13th. July. "Turanga 13th. July 1868. Dear Deighton, The prisoners have landed at Whare-ngoangi, having escaped from the Chatham Islands, got the Volunteers and Maoris together, and we march-d to within a mile of their place, sent messengers to the pa to request them to give up their arms, ich they refused to do, I am not strong enough to attack them, we only mustering 120 Europeans and Maoris. They are 180 fully armed, having all the rifles from Wharekauri. The Hau Haus tied the guard there and came in a whaler and landed on Saturday. I send a vessel to Napier to-morrow. You must put all your natives on the look out to watch their movements.

Yours truly (Signed)
Reginald Newton Biggs."
S.T. Fannin.

Part of:
Inward letters - Reginald N Biggs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0162 (43 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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