Object #1010243 from MS-Papers-0032-0327

2 pages written 9 May 1866 by John Williams Harris to Sir Donald McLean in Napier City

From: Inward letters - John Williams Harris, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0327 (70 digitised items). 66 letters written from Hawke's Bay & Poverty Bay, 1851-1870. Includes undated note in Maori signed Matiu

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9 May 1866

D. McLean Esq., Napier,
My dear Sir,

I have written you twice by the "Queen" that vessel has not however been able to leave the river. I now write by Tawera.

You will see by A/cs. sent to end of last month the reduction I have been enabled to make in rations. There are now 80 men of Morgans here which are additional. I do not suppose they will remain many days altogether we are supplying rations for about 400 men or rather people.

We are all quiet and I hope as the Han Hau of the Wairoa appear to be completely broken up, we shall remain at peace for a time we have doubtless seen the worst.

I hope you will be able to pay us a visit by return of St. Kilda.

Very faithfully,
J.W. Harris.

I find that Reads charge is now 5d. a pound for meal. Was it not 4d. and have you allowed the difference.

J. W. H.

Part of:
Inward letters - John Williams Harris, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0327 (70 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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