Object #1006546 from MS-Papers-0032-0495
2 pages written 9 Oct 1860 by John Parsons in Woodlands to Sir Donald McLean in Napier City
From: Inward letters - John Parsons, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0495 (7 digitised items).
Six letters written addressed from Woodlands, Pohui and Napier, 1852-1868
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
9 Oct. 1860.
I had the honor to receive your kind communication this morning, as your messenger was not able to find my place last night he had to sleep in the fern.
Rangihiroa and Paora Toki are at the Tihokura with about fifty armed natives who are ready to assist those in your locality should it be determined to fight, and I believe they are already sent for. The Hau Haus here say that if the Europeans do not interfere, the settlers will be safe, but should they assist the Queens natives, they shall fall upon any they can, and as the Queens natives are more numerous and much better armed than the Hau Hau's I hope they may not be interfered with.
I do not intend to remove from my house as I do not anticipate any danger till after the Hau Hau's have been driven this way - and if your Honor would allow me half a dozen rifles, with authority to
call upon the small party of surveyors (several of whom have served in the C. D. F.) in the event of danger I should feel quite safe and you would greatly oblige,
Your most obedient Servant
D. McLean Esqr.
Inward letters - John Parsons, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0495 (7 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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