Object #1003608 from MS-Papers-0032-0540

3 pages written 2 Dec 1854 by John Rogan in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - John Rogan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0540 (40 digitised items). 40 letters written from Awakino, Mokau, New Plymouth, Takatuhi, Whangaroa, Waingohu, Tokatoka (Kaipara), Whakaturai, Auckland, Coromandel, & Sydney (Sep 1858)

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English (ATL)

offered; which will occupy probably a month or more; when I shall return again; and by that time I trust the natives here will have settled their differences.

The Superintendent and Halse fancy I should remain until the work here is finished; but as the natives themselves give me no hope of their assistance, until after the Wellington people come, I shall not be doing wrong by forwarding Mokau a little, without prejudice to my work here.

Ihaia, of the Waitara, shot a young man from Onairo the other day, who was accused of adultery with his wife. A taua was got up by W. Kingi, so therefore the matter passed away very quietly.

I shall be careful

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English (ATL)

to give you an early account of my proceedings at Mokau.

I remain, my dear Sir,
very truly yours, (Signed)
John Rogan.
To:- Donald McLean.

English (ATL)

Letter from J. Rogan, to Donald McLean, dated 2nd. December 1854.

COPY. New Plymouth
2nd. December 1854.


My dear Sir,

I have at last given up as hopeless, for the present, the completion of the Hua and Waiwakaiho surveys, owing to the want of native labour. I have made preparation to leave for Mokau to finish the survey of the land already offered; which will occupy probably a month or more; when I shall return again; and by that time I trust the natives here will have settled their differences.

The Superintendent and Halse fancy I should remain until the work here is finished; but as the natives themselves give me no hope of their assistance, until after the Wellington people come, I shall not be doing wrong by forwarding Mokau a little, without prejudice to my work here.

Ihaia, of the Waitara, shot a young man from Onairo the other day, who was accused of adultery with his wife. A taua was got up by W. Kingi, so therefore the matter passed away very quietly.

I shall be careful to give you an early account of my proceedings at Mokau.

I remain, my dear Sir,
very truly yours, (Signed)
John Rogan.
To:- Donald McLean.

Part of:
Inward letters - John Rogan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0540 (40 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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