Object #1008176 from MS-Papers-0032-0510

2 pages written 14 May 1873 by Thomas William Porter in Poverty Bay

From: Inward letters - T W Porter, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0510 (96 digitised items). 96 letters written from Gisborne and Wairoa, 1870-1876 & undated. Includes letters in Maori to Poata from R Kawhia of Tuparoa, 1876; letter to Kapene Poata from Hotene Porourangi of Waiapu, 1876.

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Poverty Bay.
14th. May 1873.

Dear Sir,

I regret very much to hear of your indisposition. I also deeply regret you should be annoyed by the Waikato affair. It must be very trying to you.

I have given the Natives the true version of the murder, so far as is public. I always do this in news of importance, it prevents then getting garbled reports.

Tomorrow I go to a Native meeting relative to a land dispute beyond Big River. They were threatening to fight.

Pita Ngungu to whom you gave a suit of clothes when last here, has been to me for Bags to put potatoes in as a return for your kindness. He would not listen to a denial.

Ngatiporou are comparatively quiet. Raniera writes me that requests are going into the Govt. to prohibit selling spirits among them. If it could be done it would be the saviour of them.

I have the honor to be Dear Sir, Your obedient servant,
T.W. Porter,

Part of:
Inward letters - T W Porter, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0510 (96 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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