Object #1014537 from MS-Papers-0032-0640

3 pages written 5 Feb 1866 by Bishop William Williams in Paihia to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Bishop William Williams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0640 (66 digitised items). 62 letters written from Turanga, Pahia, Auckland, Te Aute, Napier, Gisborne, Tauranga, Bay of Islands, Waerengahika (including list of buildings destroyed), Oropaoanui (Awapawanui), 1855-1876 and undated.Includes piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969

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Paihia, Bay of Islands,
Feby. 5, 1866


My dear Sir

I have read with very much interest the account of proceedings on the East Coast, and particularly what related to Poverty Bay. Contrasting the policy adopted in that quarter with what has taken place else where, I cannot but feel that the country is much indebted to you for the prompt measures taken by you, to some of which I was witness. If a similar course had been at Opotiki as soon as possible after Mr. Volkners murder, there would have been no fighting either at East Cape or at Turanga. The mistake was, allowing the natives to suppose that they could go to any excess without danger to themselves. I am now waiting to see what prospect there may be of a final settlement of matters, and having other business to carry me to the south, I shall hope to hear at head quarters what is likely to be done; and at the same time I shall hope also to see you at Napier. So far as I am able to arrange my plans I may leave Auckland by the steamer which sails on the 13th of next month. Hoping to have the benefit of personal communication I remain

My dear Sir
Most faithfully yours
William Waiapu
Donald McLean Esqr.

Part of:
Inward letters - Bishop William Williams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0640 (66 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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