Object #1003562 from MS-Papers-0032-0169

2 pages written 20 Sep 1870 by Sir George Ferguson Bowen in New Zealand to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir George and Lady Diamantina Bowen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0169 (122 digitised items). 119 letters written from Auckland, Wanganui, Wellington, Melbourne, Dunedin, Taranaki, Mercer, May 1868-Aug 1874, and undated. Includes draft letters from McLean.

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Government House, New Zealand

Sept. 20, 1870



My dear McLean,

In the Ministerial Memm. about Defence, you ask for 10,000 Snider Rifles - I presume, with ammunition; and ''a moderate supply of cannon.'' Of course, I must specify, what kind of cannon. How many field pieces have you now and of what kind? I presume you ought to make up the field pieces to about 24 for the whole Colony; then what Battery guns do you want? Pitt recommends rifled guns. We must make some definite application, or we shall get nothing.


Ever yrs.
G. F. Bowen

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir George and Lady Diamantina Bowen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0169 (122 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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