Object #1004964 from MS-Papers-0032-0634

3 pages written 11 Aug 1856 by John Whiteley in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Rev John Whiteley, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0634 (64 digitised items). 57 letters written from Taranaki, Kawhia and Auckland, 1844-1861. Includes McLean to Whitely, 7 Feb 1846 & 6 Mar 1854; 2 letters to Whitely from Colonial Secretary's Office, 1847 & 1853. Piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969.

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Aug. 11/56

My dear Sir,

You will hear of the return of the Ngatiruanui the Newspaper cant understand it --- let me explain. They were visited again and again and again and again by different denominations and in the name of the Lord they were rebuked and reproved and told that all all all disapproved of their coming and that as God and Man were against them the sooner they returned and better. And if there be a God who holds the hearts of men in His hand --- He and He only has sent them back by the way they came.

On Tuesday last with my own hands "with a glad heart and free" I assisted to pull down the sticks of their pas and burn them in the fire and on Wednesday morning they started.

Yesterday I saw Katatore --- he wishes the Governor and the Bishop to come now and make peace but alas I fear he is not yet prepared to accede to such terms as righteous fairness requires and as the other tangata whenua demands so that at present things remain as they were only that his late movements have weakened his own cause and strengthened Adam Clarkes very materially.

I must hasten to conclude --- shall be glad to hear from you any advice

Yours in haste
J. Whiteley.

Part of:
Inward letters - Rev John Whiteley, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0634 (64 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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