Object #1008448 from MS-Papers-0032-0393

2 pages written 19 Dec 1864 by Samuel Locke

From: Inward letters - Samuel Locke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0393 (103 digitised items). 104 letters written from Hawke's Bay, 1860-1870

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Te Mahia

Decr. 19th, 1864

Dear Sir,

I am sorry to say that things have taken a bad turn rather here through the arrival of the Turanga people, they have worked these people up to a great state of excitement at all events openly, although I believe if you could come down that you would be able to get land at Wangawehi, as soon as the Turanga people are gone, although Ihaka Wanga says it cannot be done yet, Ihaka is very anxious to have some arms sent done for he seems convinced the Turanga people mean harm he has been counting his ammunition and cleaning an old gun or two - Wi pere told me at the meeting that Ihaki Rangione came for the purpose selling Ihaka out or rather driving him out. Some complain that Ihaka has not divided the money fairly others say that he might have kept nearly the whole (he has kept six hundred pounds) - Paul got two hundred and ninety pounds - I feel one comfort, which is that they all say I am not in the least the cause of the disturbance Rongowakaata have done it, and I cannot help thinking, but, that a little time and management will put it all right again but I should like to see you here if you could spare the time, Ihaka intends going to Napier if you dont come up. I wish that Mr.Turley could be spared for a month as the natives up Nuhaka are getting anxious about their place, I can get men, he would only require an instrument. I am going with Ihaka as soon as I have finished the furthest boundary which will take a day or two. My men have not been idle for when I was away they helped Mr. Fitzgerald, I went to the meetings at the request of the Natives. Hoping to receive an answer by the man who carries this,

I remain, Dear Sir, Your Obt. St.
S. Locke

P. S. I forgot to bring a copy of the receipt for the forty pounds paid to Ihaka Makahui or rather I did not think I should want it. It is now Just dawn of day. One demand of Ihaka Makahui and his party is that they should have one thousand, and Ihaka Wanga one - I have let Matenga of Nuhaka have seventeen pounds on account of Nuhaka.

Part of:
Inward letters - Samuel Locke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0393 (103 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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