Object #1013550 from MS-Papers-0032-0162

4 pages written 6 Jul 1866 by Reginald Newton Biggs in Poverty Bay to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Reginald N Biggs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0162 (43 digitised items). 39 letters written from Wanganui, Tangoio, Wairoa, Christchurch, Tuparoa, Turanganui, Poverty Bay. Includes map of Wanganui sections, 1857 [?]. Names on map - Crass [?], C G Doughty, Thomas Kettle, F Watts, Awamoho, Pehira, W Jowett & R N Biggs (sections 26 & 27) by the Wanganui River. Includes letters from Biggs to Deighton, and Biggs to Fraser.

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English (ATL)

Poverty Bay
6 July 1866

My dear Mr. McLean

I take this opportunity of sending a line to let you know how things are going on here for I may not have another for some time.

I have sent Wilson up to Kohanga Karearea with twenty men all I can spare at present but they are not sufficient in case of real danger. Morgans people are not all gone some 30 remaining behind who draw two bags of flour a week. It is I think a good thing their remaining behind as they do a good deal to keep the rest of the natives in check. The Sturt has passed by twice but did not call ineither time we have now to trust to sailing vessels but as there is not likely to be much of great importance happening I dare say we shall do well enough.

I have sent messages to Robert to hasten his movements I hear now that he is at Tokomaru on his way here so I hope to be able to send the native petition by next opportunity. The Ngatiporou have had a good many runangas about land lately I suppose they have detained him.

Westrup came back here today having sold his land in Waikato I think he intends settling here. The Rangers are to be discharged tomorrow so he is come just in time.

Yours very Truly
Reginald Newton Biggs

Part of:
Inward letters - Reginald N Biggs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0162 (43 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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