Object #1007141 from MS-Papers-0032-0012
From: Secretary, Native Department - War in Taranaki and Waikato and King Movement, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0012 (33 digitised items). Includes papers on Maori intelligence gathering for the Crown and a letter in between Maori discussing preparation for conflict
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19th September 1860
My dear General,
I have not seen much of the Governor since my return to Auckland I explained the difficulties you had with the women and children, and the result of military operations at Taranaki which I regard in a much more favorable light than parties who have no responsibility, and but little knowledge of the subject, are disposed to admit.
It would be quite out of
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the question to send troops to Raglan you have quite enough in hand already without involving the risk of a general war which would be the result, if troops were sent there, at least it would be general as far as Waikato is concerned. I have recorded my opinion on the papers relating to the subject to this effect.
I told the Governor when dining there last night that there is no necessity for removing Drummond Hay.
The plunder taken by the Waikatos from Taranaki
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is a question that we have some difficulty in meeting.
Matters are quiet here at present, the assembly exhaust a gret deal of time in talking unanimity on any one subject is quite out of the question.
I remain, My dear General, Yours faithfully, (Sd.)
To:-- General Pratt
Secretary, Native Department - War in Taranaki and Waikato and King Movement, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0012 (33 digitised items)
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