Object #1015633 from MS-Papers-0032-0528

2 pages written 1868 by Joseph Rhodes in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Joseph Rhodes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0528 (79 digitised items). 75 letters written from Napier and Clive, 1868-1872 & undated including letter in Maori from Te Waru, 2 Sep 1868.

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English (ATL)



My dear McLean

I suppose you have no news from our front --It appears that the abandonment of Wanganui by our sage ruler is bearing fruit -- I trust good will come out of all this apparent evil and the much enduring settlers will at length take everything into their own hands and thrust forcibly aside a Govt. that is working wide spread ruin.

Yours truly
J. Rhodes
I have helped to stir up the good folks at Wellington and I feel sure that the last blunder of the Ministry and the Col. should rid us of them -- Send word down if any news, or if you will -- let me know what is your opinion as to whether any of our friendlies will go up with Whitmore -- I fear not As the enemy is exhausted now it is a splendid chance for the little man doing something great!

Part of:
Inward letters - Joseph Rhodes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0528 (79 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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