Object #1007327 from MS-Papers-0032-0023

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From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0023 (100 digitised items). No Item Description

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To His Honor, The Superintendent of Hawke's Bay.
Sir,

In compliance with your request to be furnished in writing, with the communication made by me to your Honor on 2nd. March 1869, I have the honor to forward you the following statement --

A small party of Mounted Constabulary under Coporal Sullivan having been stationed in the Taupo District, in order to gain and report any Information of any contemplated movements of the Hau Haus, Sullivan came to Napier to make his report; and upon my seeing him coming out of the Militia Office, I requested him to make your Honor acquainted with any information he might

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have to communicate, (Your Honor being the Government Agent.) It appears Sullivan's communication was considered important, as Your Honor thought proper to send its purport immediately by telegraph to the Government.

Upon asking Sullivan a few days afterwards, he informed me he had been severely reprimanded by Capt. Withers, at the Militia Office, for giving Your Honor the information, and was charged against doing so for the future.

Sullivan told me also that Captain Withers asked why he had not given him (Captain Withers) the information when at the Militia Office, and that he (Sullivan) replied, -- ''You did not ask me if I had any communication to make.''

I have the honour to be Sir,
Your obdient servant (Signed)
John Parsons
Sheep Farmer Pohui.

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COPY.
To His Honor, The Superintendent of Hawke's Bay.
Sir,

In compliance with your request to be furnished in writing, with the communication made by me to your Honor on 2nd. March 1869, I have the honor to forward you the following statement --

A small party of Mounted Constabulary under Coporal Sullivan having been stationed in the Taupo District, in order to gain and report any Information of any contemplated movements of the Hau Haus, Sullivan came to Napier to make his report; and upon my seeing him coming out of the Militia Office, I requested him to make your Honor acquainted with any information he might have to communicate, (Your Honor being the Government Agent.) It appears Sullivan's communication was considered important, as Your Honor thought proper to send its purport immediately by telegraph to the Government.

Upon asking Sullivan a few days afterwards, he informed me he had been severely reprimanded by Capt. Withers, at the Militia Office, for giving Your Honor the information, and was charged against doing so for the future.

Sullivan told me also that Captain Withers asked why he had not given him (Captain Withers) the information when at the Militia Office, and that he (Sullivan) replied, -- ''You did not ask me if I had any communication to make.''

I have the honour to be Sir,
Your obdient servant (Signed)
John Parsons
Sheep Farmer Pohui.

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Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0023 (100 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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