Object #1012265 from MS-Papers-0032-0048

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From: Minister of Colonial Defence - East Coast hostilities, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0048 (47 digitised items). Includes correspondence between iwi advising each other of their planned intentions and strategies for dealing with warring iwi and from Lucy Grey regarding events in Taranaki

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18th. July 1870.

To Whakatane, To Hohaia, to Kaperiere, or rather to all the Chiefs of Pukeko. To Wepiha, that is to all Awa, and likewise to your head, Mr. Mair.

Salutations to you! to all of you in the feeling which existed between our ancestors, and which is now honestly entertained by you. It is good. The affectionate greeting ends, and the word commences. Friends, Rakuraku, Henui and party have arrived here at Ruatahuna. We have seen them. They were put to grief by us; and they were (afterwards) restored.

Hearken! we have agreed to the peace. It is very good. It is bona fide.

Do you hearken now, all that Te Whenuanui has to send you is his voice (word); for Te Whenuanui the man only is left here; and the real Whenuanui is divided.

And now do not think to the right or left. (Do not be doubtful) that peace shall be faithfully carried out.

From Te Whenuanui. '' Haunui (Te Mauihera) '' Paerau. or rather from all Tuhoe-potiki. (over.) P.S. (of letter on previous page.) But I shall not go there. The reason is, I am doubtful as to your intentions. O the Governor. Who am I there? Who am I there?.

Part of:
Minister of Colonial Defence - East Coast hostilities, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0048 (47 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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