Object #1012403 from MS-Papers-0032-0264
From: Inward letters - G T Fannin, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0264 (53 digitised items). 51 letters written from Hawke's Bay, 1869-1870. Includes newspaper cuttings and drafts of three letters from McLean to Fannin, 15 Jan, 8 Apr & 12 Aug 1869
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Col. Whitmore has written word up here that Mr. Stafford has got 3 majority he also states that there are 3 parties in the House - Your Honour, Stafford and Bell, and that Mr. Bell will side with Mr. Stafford. Swinley his aide de camp (W.) also stated I supposed by Mr. Whitmore's directions the same. I enclose you a letter written by Worgan which I imagine would tell well if reprinted in the press in Wellington
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His Excellency recd. but poor courtesy from Mr. Russell, Lambert or any one here. I expect he felt your Honour's absence. Fairchild when calling at the Defence Office the other day was asked by Col. Haultain what he wanted, is it a fresh set of sails - oh. no, said Fairchild in his usual tone. I'll wait until the new ministry come in. I'll get more from them than you. He has an awful down upon Col. Whitmore - he accused him (W.) of making his vessel a prostitute for Maori women - particularly Kooti
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2 wives. The Boiling down establishment I believe intend to make some offer of terms as regards paying the fee for slaughtering. I hear Whitmore intends prosecute Hawthorne for libel agt. him in the pamphlet. The selling price is 2/- it would not cover expenses otherwise. Every one is so anxiously awaiting the termination of the Want of Confidence motion debate. It is remarked up here that if
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your Honor had moved it there would be a greater majority. People have not got much faith in Mr. Fox - they don't trust him. Mr. Wood would be very glad if you would give him all the information in your power. he is workingvery hard and spares no expence. I enclose one of his pithy sarcastic remarks from the Herald of today.
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I also enclose an account which I recd. from Walter Hallett. I expect if the Wellington has not gone too soon that there will be a couple of letters in the Independent. Worgans daughter is given over from hooping-cough so he is in very little spirits for writing. The a/c of the fire we hadin Napier is in the Hawkes Bay Herald better and fuller than I could give you. Old Mr. Brewer has been in Napier - he goes on by this steamer to Wellington.
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There is to be a branch post office - money order office etc. at the Spit which will necessitate the employment of an assistant. May I ask your Honour not to forget Eustace as it would be aboon if I could get him into something. Karaitiana in talking with Mr. Russell about sending natives to Haroto said I am not going to do such a foolish thing as you want me to as to
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send 15 of my men to Haroto. I'll tell you what I will do - you send 50 Europeans and I'll send 50 natives - otherwise not a man stirs. Rerata. and the rest would not send a man - I heard it stated that if Col. Whitmore had shewn his face at Waikaremoana every man of the Ngatiporous would have left. - 50 pamphlets go to Mr. Lyon from Wood by this steamer - if possible I'll
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send some home to Morrison by next steamer. Everything is very quiet in Napier. Mr. Weber is getting on very well with his mill. The St. Kilda had a very bad passage up - at times even with full steam up. She would not answer her helm but turn round and round like a top - Fox thought it was all over with her. I think I have told your Honor all so will conclude and have the honor to be
Your most obt. St.
Geo. Thos. Fannin
Inward letters - G T Fannin, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0264 (53 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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