Object #1011829 from MS-Papers-0032-0459

2 pages written 8 May 1861 by Rev John Morgan in Otawhao to Rev John Alexander Wilson in Parnell

From: Inward letters - John Morgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0459 (30 digitised items). 29 letters written from Otawhao and undated note from Piripi. Includes piece-level inventory

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May 8, 61.

My dear Friend,

Wm. King was expected at Mr. Reids today and at Kihikihi on Friday or Saturday. The great hui will be held at Ngaruawahia in 10 to 14 days, and then the future of N. Zd. will be decided, peace or war. It is quite a question whether they will agree to give up their flag and king. The general feeling is against yielding to the Govt., but it remains to be seen whether Wm. Thompson is sufficiently anxious for peace to comply with the Govrs. terms, and whether he will have moral courage to face the Waikatos, etc., and urge them to abandon their foolish movement. The present is a most critical time. It is very probable that they will seek another conflict rather than give up their foolish ideas. If the natives do not yield, and the Govt. determine on war, then all the Europeans ought to leave Waikato. They would not be safe to remain.

I hope that you will get a comfortable ship to England and enjoy your voyage and visit home and return again (D.V.) to your work in renewed health.

I remain, My dear Sir, Yours truly,
Jno. Morgan.
Revd. J. A. Wilson, Parnell.

Part of:
Inward letters - John Morgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0459 (30 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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