Object #1013655 from MS-Papers-0032-0263
From: Inward letters - G T Fannin, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0263 (44 digitised items). 42 letters written from Hawke's Bay, 1863-1868. Includes three newspaper clippings, one a letter to the editor from James Woodbine Johnson, Maraetaha Station, 1868.
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July 30th. 1868.
In continuation of my last report to Your Honor. We have had a very heavy flood, connenced on Saturday evg. raining for 2 days and nights had a heavy downpour. The large quantity of snow in the Hills which was melted very rapidly by a warm North East wind caused the flood to be
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as high as it was. There has no news of any material consequence arrived yet -- all are rumours and not authenticated by any officer or official Despatch. The reports are two Westrup and Wilson supposed to have lost a number of horses and been defeated in an Engagement with the Chatham Island Hauhaus. This is the Mailman's
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report which he brought from Poverty Bay to Wairoa. The other is Richardson and Paora Apatu started for Waikare moana and met some Hau Hau where they came from I do not know -- Paora Apatu bolted at first shot. Mitchell the half-caste brought this report to Wairoa but not accompanyed by an despatch from Mr.
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Richardson -- he also says a Native was taken prisoner riding Mr. Wilsons horse -- and that when he left several had fallen on both sides. In future I shall telegraph all news to Your Honor myself. I was under the impression that Capt. Rhodes had regularly done so. I am living in Town this week past -- Your Honors place looks nice and
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green. I send you that last Auckland paper -- in page 7 you will see a letter from
Mr. Davis walking into Mr. Biggs. The ''Galatea'' was spoken by the barque ''Constance'' on the 17th. May. You will see at page 8 of the same paper -- report all well.
July 31 1868.
Waipawa arrived I telegraphed
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immediately -- letter private -- but I knew correct. I send you an extra enclosed with full information. Your Honor may be assured of the earliest and fullest information that I can obtain. Hoping you enjoy good health.
I have the hr. to be
Sir Your most obt. svt.
Geo. Thos, Fannin.
Mr. Wood changed his mind and did not print and extra I
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send Your Honor a copy of a letter I recd. Mr. Wood has again changed his mind. Col. Whitmore seems very sanguine of success. I was after all obliged to copy letter for Your Honor and then Mr. Rhodes took it and has forwarded himself. Please excuse the way it is addressed for I was writing against time.
Inward letters - G T Fannin, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0263 (44 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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