Object #1007432 from MS-Papers-0032-0609

5 pages written 4 Jan 1867 by Edmund Tuke in Chatham Islands to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Catherine & Edmund Tuke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0609 (19 digitised items). Correspondents:Catherine Tuke, Meeanee, 1867 & 1870 (2 letters); Edmund Tuke, East Coast, Chatham Islands, Napier & Wellington, 1864-1876 (17 letters)

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Chatham Islands
4 Jany. 1867

Dear McLean,

I am glad to hear that everything is going on right in our Province no more rumours of war.

Capt. Thomas has sent back a Native Apiha by the steamer he has being acting as a kind of Policeman here, but is of little use. The other man Paora Kuti wanted to return, but I am uncertain of the position he holds here not knowing the reason he was sent from Poverty Bay, which Thomas was not aware of, I advised him not to send him back without authority from you. The man is useful here. In consequence of the bad passage of the St. Kilda, one of the Native Prisoners died on the day of his arrival. They are all behaving well, and also the guard. The new Sergt. is a great acquisition and a great help to me. You need not be in a hurry about removing me, I like the place and particularly the pay and am in first rate health. The next billet I get I hope I shall be able to be more at home at least not quite so far off as this is. We have been having all kinds of festivities for the last week and fortunately fine weather. Remember me kindly to Miss McLean Alex and all Napierites,

I remain
Yours sincerely,
Edmund Tuke

Hamlin is anxious to get back.

Part of:
Inward letters - Catherine & Edmund Tuke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0609 (19 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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