Object #1002052 from MS-Papers-0032-0022

3 pages written 20 Nov 1868 by William Leonard Williams in Turanganui to Sir Donald McLean

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0022 (82 digitised items). Comprises correspondence, memoranda and reports from December 1868, relating to the military campaign against Te Kooti.Includes letters from Maori such as Rapata Wahawaha regarding ammunitions

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COPY. Turanganui

November 20th. 1868.

My dear Sir,

I hear that the ''Ahuriri'' is to start for Napier immediately, and I therefore send you a few hurried lines.

Mrs. Wilson, I am happy to say, is shewing a little decided improvement this morning, and I hope that, by God's blessing, she may continue to do so.

You will have, I believe, an Official Report from the doctor, on her case, so that I need say no more about it.

We had a little conversation about maps yesterday. Have you, or have you not, a sketch map of Poverty Bay? I have a tracing from the large map, which poor Biggs had here at the time of the Lands Court, and if you have none, I can supply you with one. Please let me know by return of vessel.

Of the proceedings of Ngatikahungunu, you will hear a full account from Capt. Westrup. I am afraid that Kooti and Te Waru have decamped.

I remain Yours very truly (Signed)
W.L. Williams.


Poor Hira, who was shot, but not killed, along with Paratene, and three others at Oweta, on Saturday, was brought over here yesterday afternoon, with four bullet and three bayonet wounds, but no bones broken. He seized a gun, and maimed one of his executioners with a bullet through his thigh, and would have tried to do more, had he not just then had his right arm disabled with one of their shots.

To:- D. McLean Esq.

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0022 (82 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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