Object #1008671 from MS-Papers-0032-0576

2 pages written 12 Sep 1860 by Rev Thomas Skinner in Aotea Harbour to Sir Donald McLean in Auckland City

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Sin - Sma, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0576 (31 digitised items). Correspondents:James Sinclair, Blenheim & Wellington, 1875 & undated (2 letters & enclosure); John Shevington, Heretoa, 1845 (2 letters); Allan McLean Skinner, Wolverhampton, 1864-1867 (5 letters); Ann Skinner, London, 1857-1859 (3 letters); Robert G Skinner, Wellington & Akitio, 1868-1872 & undated (3 letters).Thomas Skinner, Rotorua & Aotea, 1848-1861 (7 letters); W H Skinner, Wellington, 1869 (1 letter); F G Skipworth, Gisborne, 1874 (1 letter); D G Smale, Wellington, 1866 (1 letter); Gideon Smales, Aotea & East Tamaki, 1854 & 1870 (2 letters); Eliza Small, Auckland, 1863 (1 letter); Rev J S Smalley, Christchurch, 1876 (1 letter)

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English (ATL)


Sep. 12th. 1860.

Respected Sir,

The enclosed note from Hohua Moulaere has just come to hand. The people connected with the tribes mentioned have just returned from Taranaki laden with spoil and there is I fear too much ground for Hohua's apprehensions. The fact, was communicated to Pingareka, who was invited to join in the expedition. It is not likely that he will do so. The writer of the note is his principal adviser. That something of this kind is contemplated is evident, from the fact that the king party have been so busy lately in canvassing for adherents.

I am, Respected Sir,
Yours respectfully,
Thos. Skinner.

P.S. I hope the gact of my communicating this will not be made public as I find that I am already a marked man.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Sin - Sma, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0576 (31 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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