Object #1011249 from MS-Papers-0032-0527

2 pages written 26 Sep 1866 by Joseph Rhodes to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Joseph Rhodes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0527 (51 digitised items). 49 letters written from Auckland, Napier & Clive, 1850-1867. Includes copies of letters from McLean to Rhodes, and piece-level inventory.

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Sept.26th 1866

My dear McLean

I have not a line from you this time; I trust you are not unwell, but that cannot be or Ormond would have mentioned it - You have not sent the proclamation calling council for the 3rd proximo dated 17th Inst. The Gazette is out and I shall expect you up by the Ashley as council has been twice called now and it won't do to put it off too often.

The Petene Maories have pulled their church down and sold the materials but have otherwise been quiet -The Ringleaders Kinita, Paora Toki, Panapa and Kipa are staying with Paora Kaiwhatu, so he told me, until you come back - Rangihiroa they seem to have pushed rather into the background.

I think the location of a Regt. at Taupo would be an excellent move for this Island and Province whatever the Southern men may say and tend more than anything else to pacify the natives who would be cowed by a force in the centre as well as both coasts - Here is a letter from Major Fraser enclosed -

Yours always
Joseph Rhodes

Part of:
Inward letters - Joseph Rhodes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0527 (51 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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