Object #1008194 from MS-Papers-0032-0658

1 page written 5 Jan 1869 by George Tovey Buckland Worgan in Clyde to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - George B Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0658 (95 digitised items). 93 letters and memos written from Wairoa, Napier and Wanganui, 1864-1873. Includes piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969.

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English (ATL)

''Clyde''
Jany. 5 69

9 p.m.
Dear Sir,

The messenger from 'Turanga' is just in bringing dispatch from Mr. Richmond for the officer commanding here. The fate of the garrison at ''Ngatapa'' appears sealed - the messenger left Turanga last eveng. and the latest news from the front was up to Sunday reporting the death of Capt. Brown: the ld. forces appear to have surrounded the position and to have captured the water hole - this latter not mentioned in despatch. Everything seems to confirm the idea that 'Te Waru' and 'Nikora' have made their way to the lake District. Would it not be advisable to make a reconnaissance to the ''Onepoto'' and 'Tiki Tiki' - ''Pairau'' has as yet returned no answer to the letter sent from here - and of which I gave you a copy - If any attempt were made from here 150 good men could be spared from ''Te Wairoa'' - which with Henare's lot would make 300 men, enough I fancy for any service that might be required of them -


I am dear Sir Your obedt. servt.
Geo. B. Worgan
His Honor D. McLean Esqr.

English (ATL)

''Clyde''
Jany. 5 69

9 p.m.
Dear Sir,

The messenger from 'Turanga' is just in bringing dispatch from Mr. Richmond for the officer commanding here. The fate of the garrison at ''Ngatapa'' appears sealed - the messenger left Turanga last eveng. and the latest news from the front was up to Sunday reporting the death of Capt. Brown: the ld. forces appear to have surrounded the position and to have captured the water hole - this latter not mentioned in despatch. Everything seems to confirm the idea that 'Te Waru' and 'Nikora' have made their way to the lake District. Would it not be advisable to make a reconnaissance to the ''Onepoto'' and 'Tiki Tiki' - ''Pairau'' has as yet returned no answer to the letter sent from here - and of which I gave you a copy - If any attempt were made from here 150 good men could be spared from ''Te Wairoa'' - which with Henare's lot would make 300 men, enough I fancy for any service that might be required of them -


I am dear Sir Your obedt. servt.
Geo. B. Worgan
His Honor D. McLean Esqr.

Part of:
Inward letters - George B Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0658 (95 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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