Object #1001555 from MS-Papers-0032-0445

2 pages written 5 Sep 1871 by Frederick Edward Maning in Hokianga to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - F E Maning, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0445 (56 digitised items). 56 letters written from Auckland and Hokianga, 1871-1876, & undated. Includes undated letter from Maning to von Sturmer; undated draft letter from McLean to Maning; letter (in Maori) to Maning from Hare Wirikake, Te Waimate, 1871; paper entitled `The Native question'.

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English (ATL)

PRIVATE. Hokianga.

September 5th. 1871.



My dear McLean,

I write to inform you that three letters have been posted to-day; one from the Ngapuhi at the Bay of Islands, one from Moses Tawhai, and some representative Chiefs of his party in Hokianga; and another from the Rarawa Chiefs Te Tai, Wiremu Papahia, Tia Pakeke (uncle of Te Wake), and other principal men of Te Rarawa; and directed to Tawhiao and the Chiefs of Waikato. All the letters demand that the murderer of Todd be given up to the law.

I have no news of any other kind for you, except that Wi Katene has written a very well-meaning letter to his constitutents. "A little learning", you know the rest, and also what my opinion has always been, of Maoris being let into Parliament; but as you have them, you must make the best of them.

I am in a great hurry, and indeed have nothing more to say, except that I am, as always,


Yours very truly, P.S. (Signed)
F.E. Maning.

I have let Dr. Pollen know that the letters have been sent.

(Signed)
F.E.M.

Part of:
Inward letters - F E Maning, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0445 (56 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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