Object #1007443 from MS-Papers-0032-0013

3 pages written 14 Jan 1861 by Sir Donald McLean

From: Secretary, Native Department - War in Taranaki and Waikato and King Movement, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0013 (26 digitised items). Includes lists of Maori killed at Mahoetahi 6 November 1860 and includes letters signed by Maori such as Tawhiao but penned in McLean's hand or by other government officials.

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Jany. 14, 1861


My dear Sir,

The report about troops being stationed at Tongaporutu is unfounded, a ship of war went down to the White Cliffs at Parininihi to check the war party who were going on to Taranaki.

It is to be regretted that even this should have been done as it may form a pretext for the

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Natives to attack any of the other European settlements.

The general has been written to on the subject and while in the exercise of his military duties it is a delicate matter to interfere yet as the safety of the outsettlers particularly depends upon continuing the war to its present limits

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every caution must be used.

Your letters to the Governor are most valuable in those oritical times.

Hoping you are well, I remain, My dear Sir,
Yours sincerely,
Donald McLean

English (ATL)

Jany. 14, 1861


My dear Sir,

The report about troops being stationed at Tongaporutu is unfounded, a ship of war went down to the White Cliffs at Parininihi to check the war party who were going on to Taranaki.

It is to be regretted that even this should have been done as it may form a pretext for the Natives to attack any of the other European settlements.

The general has been written to on the subject and while in the exercise of his military duties it is a delicate matter to interfere yet as the safety of the outsettlers particularly depends upon continuing the war to its present limits every caution must be used.

Your letters to the Governor are most valuable in those oritical times.

Hoping you are well, I remain, My dear Sir,
Yours sincerely,
Donald McLean

Part of:
Secretary, Native Department - War in Taranaki and Waikato and King Movement, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0013 (26 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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