Object #1004046 from MS-Papers-0032-0510

2 pages written 4 Jun 1873 by Thomas William Porter in Poverty Bay

From: Inward letters - T W Porter, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0510 (96 digitised items). 96 letters written from Gisborne and Wairoa, 1870-1876 & undated. Includes letters in Maori to Poata from R Kawhia of Tuparoa, 1876; letter to Kapene Poata from Hotene Porourangi of Waiapu, 1876.

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English (ATL)

Poverty Bay.
4th. June, 1873.


Dear Sir,

I have been successful in all the objects of my visit to Waiapu. I expect all the arms to be collected by middle of July, at Aku Aku I have 200 stand. Ropata will go on collecting during my absence. I experience difficulty in getting stores at the price estimated as material has gone up in price I shall not however have to ask for more.

Ngatiporou wanted 10,000 for Patutahi but reduced to 5000 on my declining to be the bearer of their first offer, all the chiefs were present at the runanga including old Iharaira.

I am not yet furnished with details of Karaitianas meeting but have heard that a deputation from here is to attend parliment to represent greivances. Money is being collected to defray expenses while in Wellington.


I have the honor to be Sir, Yours faithfully,
T. W. Porter, Adjt.

Part of:
Inward letters - T W Porter, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0510 (96 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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