Object #1007728 from MS-Papers-0032-0454

4 pages to Sir Donald McLean in Tauranga

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Mon - Mon, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0454 (19 digitised items). Correspondents:David Monro, Christchurch, Nelson & Wairau, 1864-1876 (12 letters); Henry Monro, 1860 & 1867 (2 letters); Jacob Montefiore, Sydney, 1868 (1 letter); G D Monteith, Napier, 1862 (1 letter); John Montgomerie, HMS Blanche, 1868-1870 (3 letters).

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English (ATL)

H. M S. Blanche

Dear Mr. McLean,

I have landed sixty men and placed them in the Monmouth redoubt, if by doing so the colonial forces are more free to act I shall be much gratified, at the same time you must understand the landing my men may not be approved of by the authorities, so trust their services may not be required for many days --

My only excuse for landing men, is the distance my ship is obliged to lay from Te-papa -- a good reason in my opinion whatever others may think.

The ''Luna'' made a good run down from Auckland as no doubt you know I got a message about her requiring coal which I could have assisted her in but she left without taking any. I do not see what confidence could be established by a visit of H.E. to the Waikato. Hoping to hear some good news about Te +Kooti before long.

Believe me
Yours truly
John Montgomerie

January 27th 1870

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Mon - Mon, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0454 (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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