Object #1015122 from MS-Papers-0032-0465

4 pages written 1 Sep 1870 by Colonel William Moule in Tauranga to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Inward letters - W Moule, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0465 (38 digitised items). 38 letters written from Waikato & Tauranga. Includes letters to and from others correspondents: Samuel Morgan to Dr Pollen, 17 Aug 1869; Moule to Dr Pollen, 17 Aug 1869; Moule to Mair, 17 Sep 1870.

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1st. Sept. 1870.

My dear Sir,

I am just back from Opotiki. Nothing is known of Te Kooti's movements. The Contingents under Captains Preece and Mair are at Fort Galatea watching the outlets from the Uriwera country I have managed so far to keep them well supplied with rations and have a good stock still on hand.

I don't quite understand the Uriweras - small parties are surrendering, whilst others are going about among the Arawas taunting them with their loyalty, and shewing and ridiculing the letters they have lately received. Major Mair thinks of detaining some of these people.

Mr. Blake the Telegraph Inspector has just returned from Taupo and informs me that Mr. Locke is endeavouring to settle the matter with the Natives who have been delaying the work on the Telegraph line.

Mr. Clarke is expected here tomorrow from Auckland, when I will ascertain to what date Marsh's people have been paid, and will at once forward estimates for such pay as may be due to them.

I have just received the pay for Lieut. Way's men for July, but not for March, April, May or June. I have written to Mr. Branigan officially on the subject.

Everything works smoothly in the District.

I remain My dear Sir,
Yours very truly,
W. Moule.
The Honorable D. McLean,
Native & Defence Minister, Wellington.

Part of:
Inward letters - W Moule, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0465 (38 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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