Object #1007786 from MS-Papers-0032-0264

7 pages written 14 Jan 1869 by George Thomas Fannin in Napier City

From: Inward letters - G T Fannin, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0264 (53 digitised items). 51 letters written from Hawke's Bay, 1869-1870. Includes newspaper cuttings and drafts of three letters from McLean to Fannin, 15 Jan, 8 Apr & 12 Aug 1869

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Napier
Jany. 14th. 1869.

Thursday Evg. 9 p.m.
Sir,

I have the honor to pay due attention to Your Honors instructions -- in reference to Karaitiana -- I have not seen him although Archdeacon Williams was very anxious to know whether he was going to Poverty Bay or not. He Mr. Williams is under the impression that the Ngatiporos will not -- the conversation and surmises are the Archdeacons own begetting. I send you a sketch

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of Ngatapa by Mr. Gundry come by Arawa, together with a copy of another made by myself. Your Honor might wish to see them. I also enclose todays Times containing a Native report of the Massacre at Poverty -- Col Lamberts dispute with Mr. Weber has been followed by a little bit of spite ''the disbandment of his corps''. Great indignation is expressed at this action of the Govt. Mr. Weber told Lambert that he was ashamed of him -- Sir, said Lambert, You

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ashamed of me -- Yes said Weber I am -- Col, Lambert said all the credit was due to Europeans for success of proceedings on the E. Coast. Weber said give credit to our Allies who under Ropata at P.B. have performed nearly all the service. Mr. Weber in connection with Bishop Waiapu etc. are doing good service. Mr. Grindell Waka Maori comes out tomorrow. The Court of enquiry on Buchanan still continues and is likely to last for a week so I ascertained -

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- Buchanan is likely after all to get considerably the worst of it. They are so warm on the subject that the Court is cleared 10 or 12 times a day to consider some question of equity or law. Press is not permitted to be present. The St. Kilda left at 5.30 (Wellington) -- Sturt is expected so Mr. Archdeacon Willaams told me on Sunday -- Koch is very bitter against Govt. here and does not hesitate at trifles to spread a report. Mr. J.D. Canning has walked into Col. Lambert about his carrying on and is determined

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to have a considerable investigation into the disbandment of Webers corps as soon as he returns to Porangahau. Does Your Honor know at whose instigation Mr. A'Deane was made Capt. I trust at Major Carlyons not Mr. H.R. Russells. Mr. A'D. is slightly vain. I enclose copy of telegram today -- Mr. Woods sister Mrs. Rudman has been delivered of a dead child --wonder she even lived -- I enclose a letter from the Bishop of Waiapu with enclosures having informed

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him of the expected time of arrival of the St. Kilda as the Archdeacon intends to proceed to Poverty by her and also of my writing to your Honor if he had any information to send to you. I done so having learnt he had telegraphed to Wellington in reference to the Intelligence Corps and received a reply. I now enlcose the whole trusting I have informed your Honor of all particulars which have transpired since your departure.

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Mr. Ormond I hear is expected in Napier on Tuesday next. Hoping Your Honors trip will do you good although not relieving you from your everlasting duty.

I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obt. svt.
Geo. Thos. Fannin.

English (ATL)

Napier
Jany. 14th. 1869.

Thursday Evg. 9 p.m.
Sir,

I have the honor to pay due attention to Your Honors instructions -- in reference to Karaitiana -- I have not seen him although Archdeacon Williams was very anxious to know whether he was going to Poverty Bay or not. He Mr. Williams is under the impression that the Ngatiporos will not -- the conversation and surmises are the Archdeacons own begetting. I send you a sketch of Ngatapa by Mr. Gundry come by Arawa, together with a copy of another made by myself. Your Honor might wish to see them. I also enclose todays Times containing a Native report of the Massacre at Poverty -- Col Lamberts dispute with Mr. Weber has been followed by a little bit of spite ''the disbandment of his corps''. Great indignation is expressed at this action of the Govt. Mr. Weber told Lambert that he was ashamed of him -- Sir, said Lambert, You ashamed of me -- Yes said Weber I am -- Col, Lambert said all the credit was due to Europeans for success of proceedings on the E. Coast. Weber said give credit to our Allies who under Ropata at P.B. have performed nearly all the service. Mr. Weber in connection with Bishop Waiapu etc. are doing good service. Mr. Grindell Waka Maori comes out tomorrow. The Court of enquiry on Buchanan still continues and is likely to last for a week so I ascertained -- Buchanan is likely after all to get considerably the worst of it. They are so warm on the subject that the Court is cleared 10 or 12 times a day to consider some question of equity or law. Press is not permitted to be present. The St. Kilda left at 5.30 (Wellington) -- Sturt is expected so Mr. Archdeacon Willaams told me on Sunday -- Koch is very bitter against Govt. here and does not hesitate at trifles to spread a report. Mr. J.D. Canning has walked into Col. Lambert about his carrying on and is determined to have a considerable investigation into the disbandment of Webers corps as soon as he returns to Porangahau. Does Your Honor know at whose instigation Mr. A'Deane was made Capt. I trust at Major Carlyons not Mr. H.R. Russells. Mr. A'D. is slightly vain. I enclose copy of telegram today -- Mr. Woods sister Mrs. Rudman has been delivered of a dead child --wonder she even lived -- I enclose a letter from the Bishop of Waiapu with enclosures having informed him of the expected time of arrival of the St. Kilda as the Archdeacon intends to proceed to Poverty by her and also of my writing to your Honor if he had any information to send to you. I done so having learnt he had telegraphed to Wellington in reference to the Intelligence Corps and received a reply. I now enlcose the whole trusting I have informed your Honor of all particulars which have transpired since your departure. Mr. Ormond I hear is expected in Napier on Tuesday next. Hoping Your Honors trip will do you good although not relieving you from your everlasting duty.

I have the honor to be Sir
Your most obt. svt.
Geo. Thos. Fannin.

Sub Inspector Gundry proceeded to Turanga raise 60 Arawas thence by West Coast to Wanganui Cap. Webers intelligent corps disbanded although protested against by thosebest informed what will be consequence -- great indignation -- suididal proceeding -- St. Kilda for Poverty 10 p.m. sturt ditto Sunday.

Part of:
Inward letters - G T Fannin, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0264 (53 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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