Object #1008391 from MS-Papers-0032-0516

3 pages written 23 Jul 1856 by James Wathan Preece in Coromandel

From: Inward letters - James Preece, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0516 (44 digitised items). 43 letters written from Thames, Urewera and Coromandel (Stapleton), 1845-1870. Includes letter from Mary Ann Preece, 1861 re her son Wathen; letter from James Preece to his son George, 1870.

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English (ATL)

July 23rd, 1856.

My dear friend,

Since I wrote this morning I have had some of the most influential natives here they are very dark about a letter that they received from the Government yesterday in which the expression that the Powder was to be returned on the day the note came to hand they interpret that as bad it being in their opinion a threat it has been better to have simply said that they were to make haste. The natives here wish for you to come over could you come I think that it would be well they say that you have promised them for some time they have a good deal to say to you about their Land should you come I trust that you will make our house your home whilst you remain here. In haste I must conclude

Yours truly,
J. Preece.

Part of:
Inward letters - James Preece, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0516 (44 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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