Object #1015173 from MS-Papers-0032-0023

2 pages written 17 Jan 1869 by John Chapman St George in Taupo

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0023 (100 digitised items). No Item Description

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Taupo

January 17, 1869.



Sir,

I have the honor to send you the following report - All is quiet here, and I have nothing of importance to report on; but as you may hear to the contrary about the peace of the district I think it better to write.

You will of course have seen Hohepa Tamamutu as he has gone to Napier - he will tell you that he was fired upon by a party of hauhau at Pukawa - I believe the truth of the story is this - Hohepa went with a party to set up Survey Stations, and a few hauhau (about 10) told him not to set up the Stations, and fired two shots over the canoe.

I was at Pumanga the other day andeverything was quiet

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there.

I have heard that a trooper brought up a letter for me, from you, but left it at Runanga, as he was afraid to come here - he need not have been apprehensive, as he would not have met a native on the road.

I have not received any letter from you, so I do not know whether the despatches I have sent you from time, to time, have reached, or not.

There is a temporary mail-service now, between this and Tauranga, carried by native policemen.


I have the honor to be, Sir, Your obedient Servant,
Jno. A. St. George.
His Honor Donald McLean, Esq. Govt. Agent, Hawkes Bay.

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Taupo

January 17, 1869.



Sir,

I have the honor to send you the following report - All is quiet here, and I have nothing of importance to report on; but as you may hear to the contrary about the peace of the district I think it better to write.

You will of course have seen Hohepa Tamamutu as he has gone to Napier - he will tell you that he was fired upon by a party of hauhau at Pukawa - I believe the truth of the story is this - Hohepa went with a party to set up Survey Stations, and a few hauhau (about 10) told him not to set up the Stations, and fired two shots over the canoe.

I was at Pumanga the other day andeverything was quiet there.

I have heard that a trooper brought up a letter for me, from you, but left it at Runanga, as he was afraid to come here - he need not have been apprehensive, as he would not have met a native on the road.

I have not received any letter from you, so I do not know whether the despatches I have sent you from time, to time, have reached, or not.

There is a temporary mail-service now, between this and Tauranga, carried by native policemen.


I have the honor to be, Sir, Your obedient Servant,
Jno. A. St. George.
His Honor Donald McLean, Esq. Govt. Agent, Hawkes Bay.

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Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0023 (100 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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