Object #1005153 from MS-Papers-0032-0200
4 pages written 14 Apr 1869 by James H Campbell in Waiapu to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - James H Campbell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0200 (51 digitised items).
50 letters written from Auckland, Maraekakaho, Doon Side, Waiapu, Napier, Gisborne (Turanga), Wellington
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
April 14th. 1869.
My dear McLean,
I send you by this mail several letters from the Natives also a short address to the Prince. Their feeling of indignation at the treatment you have received at the hands of the Government is very strong. There is is also a letter from Saniera Kawhia to Mr. Richmond which I thought it best to send through you.
The latest news I have of te Kooti is that he has fallen back to in the interior it is supposed to join Kereopa. He is almost destitute of ammunition for a supply of which he applied to the King but was refused and now many of his followers are leaving him in disgust and fear of starvation as winter approaches.
This Morgan had in a letter yesterday from Tamati a chief at Whakatane and he thinks it may be relied on. It appears that he was induced to make the late attack on the Bay of Plenty by some thirty of the former Hau Haus who were living near Whakatane under Mair's charge while they were professing any amount of friendship to him.
Hotene and his men from Tuparoa were in a great rage when they met the Murewai with Ropata. They entreated to be taken back and some of them actually shed tears.
These blackguards Ferris and others induced them to go by telling them that you and Ropata were disgraced all power taken from you and that it would be the same with Hotene if he refused to go.
Inward letters - James H Campbell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0200 (51 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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