Object #1015479 from MS-Papers-0032-0023

2 pages written 22 Jan 1869 by John Lavin in Mohaka to Sir Donald McLean in Napier City

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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English (ATL)

Blockhouse Mohaka

January 22nd. 1869



Sir,

I have the honor to request that you will instruct me what to do with the stores and ammunition in the Blockhouse. What an I to do with the steres? It would not be safe to leave them in the Blockhouse without a guard; and should it be removed to the Pa, the stores would be sure to suffer. Could the ammunition be given in charge to Paora Rerepu? Should you wish things to remain as they are. I can get a guard to do duty as formerly, but they are getting anxious for their pay.

Capt. Withers, when here, advised me to write the Defence Minister about our pay, as he was not authorised to pay any one but those engaged in the field. I wrote, and sent the letter through him, and have heard nothing from him since.

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I should feel much obliged if you will give me some information on the matter, for I have been to much trouble and expense since I have been in charge here.

I am still on duty here with one other man.


I have the honor to be Sir, Your most obedient servant (Signed)
M.P. Lavin.

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COPY. Blockhouse Mohaka

January 22nd. 1869



Sir,

I have the honor to request that you will instruct me what to do with the stores and ammunition in the Blockhouse. What an I to do with the steres? It would not be safe to leave them in the Blockhouse without a guard; and should it be removed to the Pa, the stores would be sure to suffer. Could the ammunition be given in charge to Paora Rerepu? Should you wish things to remain as they are. I can get a guard to do duty as formerly, but they are getting anxious for their pay.

Capt. Withers, when here, advised me to write the Defence Minister about our pay, as he was not authorised to pay any one but those engaged in the field. I wrote, and sent the letter through him, and have heard nothing from him since.

I should feel much obliged if you will give me some information on the matter, for I have been to much trouble and expense since I have been in charge here.

I am still on duty here with one other man.


I have the honor to be Sir, Your most obedient servant (Signed)
M.P. Lavin.

Part of:
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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