Object #1007541 from MS-Papers-0032-0394

7 pages written 13 Oct 1873 by Charles William Ferris and Samuel Locke

From: Inward letters - Samuel Locke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0394 (61 digitised items). 63 letters and memos written from Hawke's Bay, 1871-1876 and undated. Includes some letters from Maori correspondents.

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Te Onepoto
13th October, 1873


Dear Sir,

I enclose you three letters I received today, you will see that Te Pkenui and Tutekanahau will arrive here shortly en route to Napier, it is a great feat in getting the former to go, he has never yet seen a town, and although persuaded some time ago by Major Ropata and Captn. Porter to go to Napier, he would not consent, it is a good sign his now wishing to do so, I am sure good results will follow -

The raruraru as mentioned in Hetaraka's letter is a similar one to that which occurred between the Urewera and Ngatikahungunu with reference to Tukurangi, I have written to them telling them to leave the Government to settle it.


I have nothing more to add by this opportunity and I remain, Very truly yours,
Charles W. Ferris

I herewith enclose letters from Ihaka Waanga about Patutahi and from Wm. McDonnell about back pay Patea Natives and from Dr. Ormond about Maori Police Wairoa. Also one from Ferris, I have a packet of letters from Uriwera - Ferris is an active man. He hopes to be made R.M. in Uriwera District and I believe would make a very good one - I shall soon work myself out of office so as not to be wanted - and if I could see my way pretty clear before me nothing on earth would give me greater real joy - I should feel a little more like the thing then holding the queer office I do - I hope you are enjoying your stay - It must be a very great pleasure and satisfaction to you after fighting the battle so well on one sound principle to see all coming as you predicted from the first -


Yours very truly,
S. Locke

Part of:
Inward letters - Samuel Locke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0394 (61 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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