Object #1009965 from MS-Papers-0032-0027

1 page written 22 Sep 1868 by Joseph Rhodes to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Telegrams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0027 (123 digitised items). No Item Description

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COPY. NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH. To:- D. McLean
Wellington Sept. 22. 1868



The Bishop held service at Pahwhakiro on Sunday and only saw one Poverty Bay native there. Thinks the returned Chatham Islanders have gone to join their fellows with the horses sent to Tongoio. I referred you yesterday to my telegram to Stafford about Paora Hapi have just sent you a copy with one from Bishop. The natives here certainly believe that an attack on Napier will be made this month and are preparing. Is there treachery in our midst, about Pahwhakiro and this potato planting at Tongoio. We have 300 No. 1 2 class Militia men without arms.

(Signed)
J. Rhodes.

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Telegrams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0027 (123 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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