Object #1009245 from MS-Papers-0032-0608

3 pages written 30 Jul 1866 by Arthur Tuke in Turanganui

From: Inward letters - Arthur Tuke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0608 (11 digitised items). Letters written from Chatham islands, Turanganui, Napier, Wairoa and Taranaki, 1866-1874. Includes piece-level inventory

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July 30th, 66

Dear Sir,

You may perhaps be glad to learn my opinion as regards the somewhat sudden withdrawal of the C. Island Guard of which I see a good deal is made in the Courts. I do not see the slightest causes to apprehend a disturbance, but should any arise from unforseen circumstances, there are hardly adequate means of stopping it.

The utmost good feeling exists between the resident natives and prisoners who however seem not altogether willing to accept Toenga's chieftainship but express their willingness to do anything Govt. may think fit to propose. The white population are in a very needless state of terror, and expressed their feelings a t a small meeting previous to my leaving.

I would respectfully suggest that a few stand of arms might be supplied to be served out to them in case of need which I believe would meet all present reqirements. The whole affair ought to be self supporting within 12 mos. with the exception of an annual supply of clothing.

Believe me to be Dear Sir,
Very truly, yours,
Arthur Tuke.

Part of:
Inward letters - Arthur Tuke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0608 (11 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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