Object #1004657 from MS-Papers-0032-0534

1 page written 19 Jan 1869 by James Crowe Richmond in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - J C Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0534 (35 digitised items). 33 letters written from Wellington, Turanganui, Ngatapa, Napier and Nelson, 1865-1870, & undated. Includes letter from Richmond to Ormond, Oct 1868; McLean to Richmond, 7 Jan 1869. Also piece-level inventory.

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

Download alow-resolution PDF or high-resolution PDF

English (ATL)

P. S. Sturt, Napier

Jan. 19 /69

My dear McLean,

I am on my way to Turanga in order to get things put in a state to be left. The heavy sea running will prevent my calling at Wairoa as I had intended. All appears to be quiet at present. A story came to Wellington dated from Whanganui on the 14th inst., to the effect that Kooti had reached Rotoaira and was giving a version of his defeat suited to encourage a fresh attempt. The story seems improbable looking to the distance from Ngatapa to Taupo unless indeed Kooti escaped before the place was fully invested. Our Taupo friends will be able to correct the account of the siege. On the West there is some reason to think that Titokowaru is preparing to retreat. A party of men from his camp have been stopping back in the old haunts about Ngutu--o--te--manu and are suspected to be at work preparing a defensible place for the rebel force to retire upon. I have ordered swords for our Taupo friends none are to be had in store. The question of guns may be put off.

Yours faithfully,

Part of:
Inward letters - J C Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0534 (35 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)

Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study. You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=1004657). If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.

External Links:
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI

Leave a comment

This function is coming soon.

Latest comments