Object #1008307 from MS-Papers-0032-0596

2 pages written 17 Jun 1870 by Frederick Swindley in Opotiki

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Swa - Swi, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0596 (18 digitised items). Correspondents:George F Swainson, Wellington & Rangitikei, 1862-1872 (4 letters); W J Swainson, Rangitikei, 1853-1871 (4 letters); A Swan (to her husband), Aotea, 1861 & undated (2 letters); John T Swann, HMS Harrier, 1863-1864 & undated (5 letters); Frederick Swindley, Opotiki, Wellington & Whakatane, 1870 (4 letters, 3 addressed to `Dear Colonel')

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English (ATL)


June 17th 1870

Dear Colonel,

Just a line by Delaney to say Hira Te Popo with 30 of his people came in this morng. I have put them in the Pah and done all Mair told me to regarding them, no news out of them yet, must let them settle and see then what one can pump out of them - no other native news - This Chief has been out ever since Volkner's murder - Kelly's storekeeper has no account against Govt. for forage for the month of May for this place, so he tells me, the few feeds that may have been had he hasn't charged for -

Rain setting in again, lively look out.

When writing send me any spare papers you may have, as one never sees one here -

Believe me
Yrs. sincerely
Fred Swindley

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Swa - Swi, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0596 (18 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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