Object #1005696 from MS-Papers-0032-0641

3 pages written 21 Nov 1866 by William Leonard Williams in Turanganui to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - William Leonard Williams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0641 (18 digitised items). 16 letters written from Horotutu, Waerengahika, Turanganui, Poverty Bay, Auckland, 1858-1876. Includes list of settlers killed by the Hauhau at Poverty Bay, 10-11 Nov 1868 (signed W L Williams, 11 Nov).Piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969

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Nov. 21, 1866

My dear Sir

I have to acknowledge your letter of Nov. 6, and to thank you for the enclosures.

I am very glad to hear that there is a prospect of our having the overland mail again for our means of communication with other parts of the country are very uncertain just now.

We shall be very glad to see you when you do come this way and I hope that you will be empowered to make some definite arrangement with reference to Hauhau lands etc. It is a great pity that the matter has been delayed so long for were the land question settled I expect that we should soon be in a position to set the Hauhaus at defiance.

We are expecting the Bishop to pay us a visit now by every vessel that comes. He did think of coming by the Steamer which passed this way on the 14th inst. but I think he must have altered his plans.

I hope the Wairarapa Hauhaus will think better of their idea of paying you a visit. The Omarunui fight cannot afford them any encouragement.

I remain,
Yours very truly
W. L. Williams

Part of:
Inward letters - William Leonard Williams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0641 (18 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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