Object #1005166 from MS-Papers-0032-0018

2 pages written 17 Jun 1865 by Sir Donald McLean to Sir Frederick Aloysius Weld

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0018 (58 digitised items). Paper about McLean taking several notable Maori including Wi Taki Ngatata and Matene Te Whiwhi to Turanga (1865), to determine the Maori attitude towards the Paimarire religion.

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English (ATL)


My dear Weld,

I received your Note this morning resptg. the St. Kilda.

My official will explain the urgent necessity for sending her with arms to the friendly Natives at the East Cape since the receipt of your Note I must send her back as soon as possible, but I shall be dreadfully crippled in present state of affairs on this Coast without her, she has been of great service, and her frequent visits to different parts of the Coast has inspired much confidence among the Europeans and well disposed Natives -

I will attend to the Notice about the Meeting of Assembly.

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English (ATL)


I feel anxious about the spread of the Hau hau Movement, at one time I thought we might escape without a struggle on this side of the Island, but I am not so sanguine about it as I was -

I remain, My dear Weld,
Yours faithfully, (Sgd.)
Donald McLean.
17th June, 1865.

P. A. Weld.

English (ATL)


My dear Weld,

I received your Note this morning resptg. the St. Kilda.

My official will explain the urgent necessity for sending her with arms to the friendly Natives at the East Cape since the receipt of your Note I must send her back as soon as possible, but I shall be dreadfully crippled in present state of affairs on this Coast without her, she has been of great service, and her frequent visits to different parts of the Coast has inspired much confidence among the Europeans and well disposed Natives -

I will attend to the Notice about the Meeting of Assembly.

I feel anxious about the spread of the Hau hau Movement, at one time I thought we might escape without a struggle on this side of the Island, but I am not so sanguine about it as I was -

I remain, My dear Weld,
Yours faithfully, (Sgd.)
Donald McLean.
17th June, 1865.

P. A. Weld.

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0018 (58 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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