Object #1015799 from MS-Papers-0032-0024
From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Correspondence, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0024 (106 digitised items). No Item Description
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To His Honor The Superintendent Napier,
May it please your Honor, I beg most humbly and respectfully to submit to Your Honor's notice, as innentory of my most important losses during the late disturbance.
Mr. Deighton directed me to seize two of my horses, which the Maoris had plundered at the Kawa Kawa. They were immediately retaken, with a threat that if further interfered with, they would shoot all the horses at Waiapu. This occurred in less than an hour after they had removed their oath of allegiance. Mr. Deighton then advised me to write to your Honor, and kindly offered himself as a reference on the subject. I beg to submit that my
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case is a peculiar one; as although others were at the same time distressed, they managed to retain necessary clothing; while myself and wife were necessitated to borrow Maori clothes for the emergency. They also have had an aptitude of appropriating the residue of their effects to their advantage; whereas, I, by
enrolling myself, was precluded that opportunity; and as I am at present in absolute distress, and a hopeless prospect ahead, I most humbly and earnestly submit the accompanying statement to your notice, hoping that your Honor will graciously consider me worth of compensation.
I also further request the favour of employment, whenever a vacancy may occur in my situation, which your Honor may consider suited to my capacity.
I am Your Honor's
obedient humble servant (Signed)
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(Tuparoa) £. s. d House and garden fence 15. 0. 0 Tools, harness, boxes, etc. etc., 10. 0. 0 Feather bed, pillows, etc. 5. 0. 0 500 ft. Kauir plank 5. 0. 0 Windmill 5. 0. 0 damage to vines 10. 0. 0 (Tuhimata) Own clothes 25. 0. 0 Wife's " 15. 0. 0 Maori trade 10. 0. 0 6 doz. rings for do. 6. 6. 0 Tools 10. 0. 0 Fether beds, pillows and bedding 10. 0. 0 3 saddles and gear 10. 0. 0 pack" 6. 0. 0 5 owt. bacon and hans at 8d. 18. 13. 4 6 bridles 3. 0. 0 10 owt. bacon consumed by Queen Maoris 4. 0. 0 5. owt. onions consumed by Queen Maoris 4. 0. 0 14 geese consumed by Queen Maoris 4. 10. 0 (Wharekahika) Maori trade sundries 10. 0. 0 ropes, halters, etc., for shipping cattle 10. 0. 0 6 doz. ducks 7. 4. 0
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3 doz. fowls at 1/6
Tea, sugar, etc.
4 owt. salt.
2 double and 4 single guns and summition appropriated by Queen Maoris for thier use at commencement of hos- tilities, and still in their possession.
35 horses originally taken by Hau Haus and captured by 2 Maoirs.
6 head of cattle.
paper contianing about £150 worth Maori debts. etc.,
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Correspondence, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0024 (106 digitised items)
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