Object #1010871 from MS-Papers-0032-0612

3 pages written 31 Mar 1846 by Rev Henry Hanson Turton

From: Inward letters - Rev Henry Hanson Turton, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0612 (65 digitised items). Letters written from Taranaki, Auckland and Wellington

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My Dear Sir,

Am sorry to hear the news you write; since the Kaiwakawa mentioned wld. be no less a personage than the Attorney General, who came with Mr. Whiteley from Auckld. - and was coming on to New Plymh. This information I recd. from Mr. Wallis, per Carbon - The questn. now is, What will the Govr. say and do in the matter?

The fightg. at Waikato is between the Ngatitipa and Ngatipou: the take is land and an eel-pa. Old Nini of Maraetai fell in the affray, with many chiefs on both sides -

I thought I had written you this before. However, fears are now entertained as to the result, for ''rapunga utu'' will probably be the order of the day, with both parties. It is not the same affair as that of Weteri and te Aoarahi (Hemara), but an old quarrel of 4 yrs. standing, to my knowledge.

Master Rangi has at length settled his little affair with me by takg. what I offered him. The wheat was eaten by the geese, and not by the horse - and amounted to about half a bushel! - So that the Waikatos will not be such great losers as he imagines -

Hoani Weteri has engaged to give Mr. Perry a Red pine tree as paymt. for the ooffin, though after all he was not related to More, whose funeral expences ought to be paid by Rangi and his people, as nearest relatives. The caseis rather hard, but I tell Weteri, that as he ordered the coffin, the responsibility rests with him. In future, I imagine, he will ''let the dead bury their dead''.

Yours truly
H. Hanson Turton
Mar. 31st. 1846

Tues. morng.

Part of:
Inward letters - Rev Henry Hanson Turton, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0612 (65 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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