Object #1002520 from MS-Papers-0032-0534
From: Inward letters - J C Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0534 (35 digitised items). 33 letters written from Wellington, Turanganui, Ngatapa, Napier and Nelson, 1865-1870, & undated. Includes letter from Richmond to Ormond, Oct 1868; McLean to Richmond, 7 Jan 1869. Also piece-level inventory.
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Our loss is:- 1 Officer killed; 1 wounded; 10 men killed; 10 wounded, only one dangerously. There was no feed in the Pa, and little ammunition in the pouches of the slain. Clothing, two or three watches, and about £50 in gold and silver have been taken; the remains of the plunder of Turanga. Hamlyn (?) was first in the Pa. We have 80 prisoners, - 14 men, the rest women and children. One of the men is believed to be deep in the murders. I hope to keep him alive for trial, but it is very hard to restrain our Ngatiporou friends, who do not appreciate the nature of a regular trial, and the value of a legal conviction of one or two in this case. I should like to obtain a conviction, to answer all cavillers about our action, If there are any still in the land. I cannot yet say how far our pursuit may be earried. I think the presence of Rangi-aho justifies a visit to Maungapohatu, if we can man-age it; but "its a far cry to Lochavar." It would be an enormous security for future peace. If we could get the place, and I doubt its being stronger than this, except in remoteness from our stores.
yours truly (Signed)
To:- His Honor D. McLean.
Inward letters - J C Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0534 (35 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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