Object #1009641 from MS-Papers-0032-0022

3 pages written 25 Nov 1868 by William Leonard Williams in Poverty Bay to Sir Donald McLean

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0022 (82 digitised items). Comprises correspondence, memoranda and reports from December 1868, relating to the military campaign against Te Kooti.Includes letters from Maori such as Rapata Wahawaha regarding ammunitions

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COPY. Poverty Bay

November 25th. 1868

My dear Sir,

The ''Ahuriri'' has just arrived, and only gives me a few minutes for scribbling, as they are in a great hurry to be off.

I am glad to hear that the expedition from the Wairoa has started, and can sympathise with you in the annoyance, which I am sure you must have felt, at your plans being disarranged by other people's stupidity.

It is, as far as we can see, a matter of the utmost importance that something should be done from the Wairoa side, while the Hauhaus are left at bay here by the Ngatikahungunu. You will have, I know, a full report of what is doing at the front, from people who are better informed than I am; and therefore I will not say anything about that. As far as I can gather, our people seem to be in good spirits; and command, from their position, the road to the Wairoa, or rather to Puketapu. God grant that our efforts may be successful.

I remain Yours very truly (Signed)
W.L. Williams
To:- D. McLean Esq.

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0022 (82 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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