Object #1014879 from MS-Papers-0032-0282

2 pages written 2 Sep 1865 by Lieutenant-Colonel James Fraser

From: Inward letters - James Fraser, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0282 (39 digitised items). 38 letters written from Hawke's Bay, Bay of Plenty and East Coast, 1865-1870. Includes letter addressed to Captain Rhodes, 1865

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here last night. There are some prisoners at the "Mawhai" and I have written to Henare Potae to send on to you to know what you wish done with them.

I wish Wilson and his men were here they would be a great help to me.

I shall try to keep up the good feeling with the natives by every means in my power.

I would like to mention to you that Wm. Brown during his stay here showed every attention to his duty and displayed a good deal of skill according to W. Vermonds opinion.

I trust you will hear of some more victories by next steamer. The weather has been so very bad I have not been able to do as much as I could wish since the St. Kilda left. I write this in haste as I am anxious to send Deare off. So believe me with the desire of all to be kindly remembered to you


Yours very respectfully,
James Fraser

English (ATL)

Waiapu Pa
2d September 1865


My dear Sir,

I am very glad you think so much of our little successes down here. I have not received any letter from Gov. no doubt there is one which has miscarried.

Thanks for the field pieces, I hope they will give a good account of themselves when they come.

I have been forced to detain the St. Kilda until today as I wished to see the Tuparoa natives who all came here last night. There are some prisoners at the "Mawhai" and I have written to Henare Potae to send on to you to know what you wish done with them.

I wish Wilson and his men were here they would be a great help to me.

I shall try to keep up the good feeling with the natives by every means in my power.

I would like to mention to you that Wm. Brown during his stay here showed every attention to his duty and displayed a good deal of skill according to W. Vermonds opinion.

I trust you will hear of some more victories by next steamer. The weather has been so very bad I have not been able to do as much as I could wish since the St. Kilda left. I write this in haste as I am anxious to send Deare off. So believe me with the desire of all to be kindly remembered to you


Yours very respectfully,
James Fraser

Part of:
Inward letters - James Fraser, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0282 (39 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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