Object #1012030 from MS-Papers-0032-0257

2 pages written 18 Jul 1871 by an unknown author in Otaki to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Edw, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0257 (5 digitised items). Correspondents include:J T Edwards, Otaki, 1866 & 1871 (2 letters); William Edwards, Aotea, 1860 (1 letter); R A Edwin, Wellington, 1873-1876 (2 letters & last page of letter dated Jul 1873. Includes report on beginnings of the meteorological services)

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July 18, 1871

My dear Mr. McLean,

All continues quiet here save an occasionaly story got up by some Pakeha. The Maoris are very anxious to know when you will be up so that a date may be fixed for holding the Runanga. There is not the least chance of any further move by either tribe until they have seen you. Karanama and one or two others would like to cause a fight but they are quite in the minority. Is Matene te Whiwhi's son who is now at Otaki in Government employ as if he is the sooner he is away from this place the better. The Ngatiraukawa have been amusing themselves by building a Pah at Poroutawhao. I am unable to Telegraph at present as the lineman is away north repairing the wire. Believe me,

Yours faithfully,
J. T. Edwards.

Huni has become much more moderate in his tone compared with what he was a fortnight ago and actually does not bounce. I attribute this to the very bad position he has got himself and men into in the event of actual fighting.


Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Edw, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0257 (5 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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