Object #1014671 from MS-Papers-0032-0327

2 pages written 24 Jul 1865 by John Williams Harris to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - John Williams Harris, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0327 (70 digitised items). 66 letters written from Hawke's Bay & Poverty Bay, 1851-1870. Includes undated note in Maori signed Matiu

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COPY. Turanga
24th. July 1865.

Donald McLean Esq.
My dear Sir,

I enclose for your information, an account of proceedings at a Hau Hau meeting held yesterday. I send the original, as given me by a native.

You will perceive our difficulties are thickening. Hemi Putopu is a brother of Paratene Potiti.

I shall advise the Government party to postpone the erection of the Pa at Turanga. till, on your arrival we may decide on the best course to proceed.

We are now in such a sad minority, it will be well not to court a collision, until we are better prepared.


Very faithfully (Signed)
J.W. Harris.

Part of:
Inward letters - John Williams Harris, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0327 (70 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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