Object #1001825 from MS-Papers-0032-0581

3 pages written by Thomas Henry Smith to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Thomas Henry Smith, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0581 (69 digitised items). Letters written from Auckland, Maketu, on board SS Egmont off Napier; on board SS Lord Ashley off Napier, 1856-1872. Includes piece-level inventory, 1856-1866 (excludes letters from 1969 accession)

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My dear McLean,

Mr. Whitaker tells me he has an opportunity of forwarding a small packet I therefore drop you a hasty line. There is no news. The ''Victoria'' came in on Thursday. Huirangi is ours - nothing to boast of. Please tell the Governor that the peace deputation left with bright faces different from those they wore during the greater part of the interview. They were upon the whole satisfied.

I have seen more of them since Charon went out yesterday. Wi Wheoro brought in the gun and a few articles of those taken from Bayne's house at Mangatawheri - the matter arranged - delinquents to pay value of goods not restored and £10 by way of attonement. At Waiaka a house has been burned and Dr. Topps house entered and £14 taken 7 some suspect the natives -- but I don't believe it to be their work - the circumstances do not look like it. Katipa is not likely to live - Topp says this attack will carry him off. Halse started from Waiuku for Whaingaroa on Monday last. You will see by the papers that I have replied to Sam Williams. All goes on smoothly here - few natives in town. Rogan away to settle the Omaha question. I send you Maori Messengers - Buller will I suppose be back soon to get out another number. The officials sent on to the Governor give all the intelligence we have from the South. I write ain haste having had but short notice of the opportunity. Douglas is looking well and happy --

Yours truly,
Thos. H. Smith
P.S. Have something done for Anama Karaka Pi to help him with his mill.

Part of:
Inward letters - Thomas Henry Smith, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0581 (69 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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