Object #1002621 from MS-Papers-0032-0369
From: Inward letters - H T Kemp, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0369 (47 digitised items). 46 letters written from Auckland. Includes draft letter from McLean, 27 Jan 1871.
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25th. October 1871.
Dear Mr. McLean,
As there is a mail tomorrow via Wanganui I send a line to say that the natives have returned from the Bay, accompanied by Mangonui, as the principal man, and four other young Chiefs,- one a son of the late Te Kumara, who left this morning by coach, on their way to the Kuiti.
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They will probably stay a day or two with Te Whero, on their way up,- who, or Wm. Barton, will join them as Kai Whakarongo's. I spent a long evening with Mangonui at Brown's; and he gave me tu understand that they and natives in the North looked upon the Kohuru's as standing in the way of negotiations; and since Te Katimoana left the Kuiti, Manuwhiri and Rewi have, in some measure,
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again espoused Te Kooti's cause, as you will learn from letters and telegrams herewith sent.
Mangonui will do the best he can, and he says that he can talk with boldness, as he wag sent for by them; and hopes, if things promise well, to bring back with him, Manuwhiri or Rewi to Auckland. We can scarcely form an opinion just now. Mangonui will telegraph by way of Alexandra, and let us know.
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As Dr. Pollen has just returned from Ohinemuri, and believed that some of the Hau Hau party had started to see the King, with reference to our Telegraph, I took the opportunity to name it to Mangonui, and requested him to use his influence in having the opposition really withdrawn. Things quiet, and natives engaged in their cultivations.
Your telegram duly received. I remain, Yours sincerely, (Signed)
Inward letters - H T Kemp, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0369 (47 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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