Object #1007740 from MS-Papers-0032-0550

3 pages written 26 Mar 1872 by Captain John R Rushton in Opotiki to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Rou - Rus, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0550 (22 digitised items). Correspondents:David Rough, HMS Inflexible, 1848 (1 letter); William Routledge, Napier, 1868-1870 (2 letters); Kennedy Routledge & Co, Napier, 1871 (1 letter); F C Rowan, Pukearuhe, 1873-1875 (2 letters); Charles N Rowe, New Plymouth, 1848 (1 letter); Charlotte S Ruck, Parnell, 1874-1875, & undated (4 letters); F W Ruck, Napier, 1876 (1 letter).Richard Rundle, Taranaki, 1847 & 1856 (2 letters); J R Rushton, Opotiki and Ohiwa, 1872 & 1876 (2 letters); R Russ, Rangitikei, 1852-1853 (5 letters); A Russell, Clive Ferry, undated letter.

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March 26th. 1872.


I have the honor to inform you that a small party of Ngaitarangi from Tauranga are on a visit or Tangi to Maranui and Te Kato. I had been down the coast and returning on the 23rd. I called at Opape Te Ranapia told me that the Ngaitarangi had slept there that night one of the party Marsh Poipoi was recruiting for the King he told Ranapia that the King would have 2000 men in the Field before three months and that his Tribe Ngaitarangi would join and he urged all the Tribes to join to Fight the Europeans, I take the liberty of giving you this information knowing that this Marsh is playing a dangerous game even if idle talk.

You will excuse this scrawl the Mail is just going.

I am Sir your obt. servt.
J.R. Rushton Lieut.V.M.
The Honble The Native Minister,

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Rou - Rus, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0550 (22 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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