Object #1009257 from MS-Papers-0032-0304

2 pages written 26 Jun 1871 by James Grindell

From: Inward letters - James Grindell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0304 (27 digitised items). 27 letters written from Ahuriri, Napier, Manawatu and Wellington. Includes letter from McLean to Grindell, Nov 1857

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Monday Morning June 26, 1871


I received some letters from you on Saturday night for translation. I have to go to Waiohiki and Moteo today, but I will set about them tonight. I sent you a Waka on Saturday. You will see I had to curtail their speeches and put down only the most harmless parts, My notes were voluminous but it would not do to publish all they said about being tricked and cheated out of their lands etc. by the Pakeha. This would only have been putting a weapon into the hands of Hau Haus and Kingites.

I send you some reports I have recd. about a meeting at Kawhia. Perhaps you would not mind looking over them tonight if you have time so that I may have them as early as may be convenient for publication if you do not object to their being published. The natives who sent them may not write again if I do not publish them. I suppose there is no secrecy in their contents, as they are reports of proceedings at a public meeting and no doubt some Europeans were there. Probably some objectionable parts might be omitted. I will call to-morrow for them and that one which you have of Arekatera or some such name.

I am, Sir, Most respectfully
J. Grindell

Part of:
Inward letters - James Grindell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0304 (27 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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