Object #1002860 from MS-Papers-0032-0340

3 pages written 9 May 1870 by John Douglas Hill in Alexandra to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Hill, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0340 (25 digitised items). Correspondents:A St Hill, Porangahu, 1874 (1 letter); Bessie A Hill (to Miss McLean), undated letter; Edward Hill, Audit Office, 1862 (1 letter); T B Hill (to H Chamberlin), Aotea near Raglan, 1874 (1 letter); Henry P Hill, Wellington & Napier, 1853-1860 (6 letters); John D Hill, Alexandra, 1869-1876 (9 letters); Kenrick Hill, Napier & Clifton Station, 1864 & 1873 (2 letters); William Hill (to Lieut Col St John), SS Rangatira, 1870s (1 letter); Mr Hill, Clifton, 1875 requesting an appointment in NZ Constabulary

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9th May, 1870

Dear Sir,

I wish to thank you privately and on behalf of the Settlers, as I have already done officially for the kindness and liberality you have shewn in granting us £100 towards the erection of the new Bridge over the Mangapiko River - We should have been unable to complete this work only for the timely aid you so kindly afforded us - The Contract for the erection of the Bridge has been taken for £320.0.0 and the work is now in progress. There is very little native news of importance at present - Everything has been remarkably quiet since Te Kooti left our District - Mr.Hetit tells me that ''Rewi'' is coming to live near Otorohanga - The natives are coming down pretty freely disposing of Pigs and horses - The Aukati seems to have been entirely done away with - I hear a rumour that the Kings people are rather sulky about the Telegraph line coming through Taupo, but I know of nothing certain or definite -

The people who escorted the Taupo natives back to their homes have returned to ''Kuiti'' - Tuhora arrived here last night on his way up - Wi Pukapuka is starting up today with his ploughs and other goods - The natives are going in extensively for planting wheat this season which is a hopeful sign of peaceful and industrial intentions -

I am, Dear Sir
Yours faithfully and obliged
John D. Hill

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Hill, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0340 (25 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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