Object #1005661 from MS-Papers-0032-0445

2 pages written 21 Jun 1871 by Frederick Edward Maning in Hokianga to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Inward letters - F E Maning, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0445 (56 digitised items). 56 letters written from Auckland and Hokianga, 1871-1876, & undated. Includes undated letter from Maning to von Sturmer; undated draft letter from McLean to Maning; letter (in Maori) to Maning from Hare Wirikake, Te Waimate, 1871; paper entitled `The Native question'.

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English (ATL)


June 21st. 1871.

My dear McLean,

I have this moment received a letter from Maihi Paraone Kawhiti, to say he will do everything and anything in the Waikato affair, if the other Ngapuhi Chiefs agree; and at same time I have received a letter from a Chief, who is one of my who principal agents, to say that all the highest Ngapuhi Chiefs, and everybody, are signing the letter; and that it has been sent to every corner of the Ngapuhi territory, and will be sent to me as soon as complete.

Te Wake called on me yesterday with a present of a great heap of fat pigeons. Unluckily I was not at home. I suppose the present was explanative of peace and good will unto men. Anyway, we are eating the pigeons. When I see him next, I shall see and persuade him that the Hawks at Auckland are not dangerous.

Yours ever truly, (Signed)
F.E. Maning.
Excuse haste, post leaving. (singed)
F. E. M.
To:- Honble. Donald McLean
Defence Minister. Wellington.

Part of:
Inward letters - F E Maning, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0445 (56 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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