Object #1012275 from MS-Papers-0032-0014

2 pages written 9 Apr 1861 by Sir Frederick Aloysius Weld in New Plymouth District to Taranaki Region

From: Secretary, Native Department - War in Taranaki and King Movement, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0014 (46 digitised items). Includes letters about war in Taranaki and the King movement and a letter in Maori from McLean to Wiremu Kingi offering him land

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COPY New Plymouth

April 9, 1861



Sir,

In reference to the terms of submission offered by his Excellency the Governor to the insurgents of the Ngatiawa tribe at Waitara a copy of which was enclosed to you on the 4th Inst. I have the honor to inform you that as finally decided upon they contain an additional sentence to the following effect ''In conformity with the declaration made on the 29th of November 1859 the rights of those who may prove their title to any part of the peice of land at Waitara will be respected.'' I have also to inform you that the terms laid down by His Excellency have been accepted by Hapurona and his followers that Wiremu Kingi after having declared that the Governors words were clear and endeavoured to induce His Excellency to make peace first and discuss the terms afterwards has finally left Waitara for Waikato with a small number of followers, without

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accepting the terms, from the benefit of which he will be consequently excluded according to a notification previously communicated to him. I may further state that His Excellency the Governor has despatched a messenger to the Taranaki and Ngateruanui tribes informing them that if they desire peace they must immediately come forward in which case he will be prepared to state to them terms upon which he will accept their submission.


I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedt. servt.
Fred. A. Weld.
His Honor, The Superintendent
of Taranaki

English (ATL)

COPY New Plymouth

April 9, 1861



Sir,

In reference to the terms of submission offered by his Excellency the Governor to the insurgents of the Ngatiawa tribe at Waitara a copy of which was enclosed to you on the 4th Inst. I have the honor to inform you that as finally decided upon they contain an additional sentence to the following effect ''In conformity with the declaration made on the 29th of November 1859 the rights of those who may prove their title to any part of the peice of land at Waitara will be respected.'' I have also to inform you that the terms laid down by His Excellency have been accepted by Hapurona and his followers that Wiremu Kingi after having declared that the Governors words were clear and endeavoured to induce His Excellency to make peace first and discuss the terms afterwards has finally left Waitara for Waikato with a small number of followers, without accepting the terms, from the benefit of which he will be consequently excluded according to a notification previously communicated to him. I may further state that His Excellency the Governor has despatched a messenger to the Taranaki and Ngateruanui tribes informing them that if they desire peace they must immediately come forward in which case he will be prepared to state to them terms upon which he will accept their submission.


I have the honor to be, Sir, your most obedt. servt.
Fred. A. Weld.
His Honor, The Superintendent
of Taranaki

Part of:
Secretary, Native Department - War in Taranaki and King Movement, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0014 (46 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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