Object #1004778 from MS-Papers-0032-0022

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From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0022 (82 digitised items). Comprises correspondence, memoranda and reports from December 1868, relating to the military campaign against Te Kooti.Includes letters from Maori such as Rapata Wahawaha regarding ammunitions

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COPY. Colonial Defence Office

December 14th. 1868



Sir,

His Honor, the Superintendent of Hawke's Bay, having officially brought under the notice of the Defence Minister, the valuable services performed by you in the late Expedition, - not only in volunteering to take the ''St. Kilda's'' guns to the front, but ''the perseverance and skill with whivh in an incredibly short time you had them placed in position, and men able to work them'', - I am instructed to convey to you the thanks of the Government, and the great satisfaction they feel at receiving so favourable report of one of their most trusted Officers.


I have the honour ro be Sir, Your most obedient servant (Signed)
G.V.S. Haughton
Acting Under-Secretary. To:- Capt. Fox. III s.s. ''St. Kilda.''

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0022 (82 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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