Object #1015693 from MS-Papers-0032-0514

2 pages written 22 Nov 1868 by George Augustus Preece in Wairoa to Sir Donald McLean in Napier City

From: Inward letters - George A Preece, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0514 (43 digitised items). 43 letters written from Wairoa, Napier, Taupo, and Bay of Plenty, 1868-1876. Includes two McLean draft replies.

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COPY. Wairoa

November 22nd. 1868



Dear Sir,

As I believe there is an Expedition about to start from here to cut off the retreat of the rebels from Turanga, I beg to offer my services to accompany the same. I might mention that it is the wish of the Wairoa natives that I should accompany them on all such expeditions.

You may rely on me doing all in my power to further your wishes with regard to the said expedition.

I may at the same time mention that the natives do not wish the Major to go with them

I was very sorry to hear that Mr. Deighton had lost his appointment. I hope the Government will do something for him. The natives are not pleased about his leaving, as he is like by them.


Hoping that you will send me instructions to go - believe me to remain Yours truly (Signed)
George Preece.
To:- D. McLean Esq. Napier

Part of:
Inward letters - George A Preece, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0514 (43 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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