Object #1002285 from MS-Papers-0032-0641

3 pages written 13 Nov 1866 by William Leonard Williams in Turanganui to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - William Leonard Williams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0641 (18 digitised items). 16 letters written from Horotutu, Waerengahika, Turanganui, Poverty Bay, Auckland, 1858-1876. Includes list of settlers killed by the Hauhau at Poverty Bay, 10-11 Nov 1868 (signed W L Williams, 11 Nov).Piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969

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English (ATL)

Nov. 13, 1866.

My dear Sir,

I enclose you extracts from two Maori letters received yesterday from Waiapu. They refer to two letters which were printed in the "Weekly News" and also I imagine in the "Southern Cross" one of which was signed (if I remember right) Himiona Marupae, and the other was without a signature but purported to be from "the Runanga of Ngatiporou". Both letters were evidently inserted with the object of damaging the petition from the Natives of this district, lately presented to the House of Representatives. The extracts speak for themselves and the writers will be easily recognized as Mohi and Raniera. The original letters in the Southern Cross should be read along with these extracts and then the full meaning of the latter will be seen immediately.

Mohi adds in his letter "I puta mai ano etahi korero o raro, e 800 te Hauhau kei Opotiki i muri mai ka puta mai, he teka noa. Ko konei, kaore he korero, ko te noho tupato anake".

Hoping soon to see you here, I remain,
Yours truly,
W. L. Williams.
D. McLean, Esq.

Thanks for the correspondence re Waikato Hau Haus.

Part of:
Inward letters - William Leonard Williams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0641 (18 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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