Object #1016533 from MS-Papers-0032-0183

4 pages written 4 Apr 1860 by Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0183 (75 digitised items). 70 letters, 1855-1860

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English (ATL)

Auckland

4 April, 1860



My dear McLean

Morgan has been seen rushing in to Town: his horse white with foam and 500 natives at his tail;;; Every body saw him: every body knows it is true, but I cannot learn that he ever left Ranghiawhia! -- The town, however, is in a great state of alarm and I have just had a deputation from the Superintent. and a number of others, asking me how matters really are -- We have sent Smith and Buddle with some natives up the Waikato and I send you his letter to me from Drury which is satisfactory -- I send others

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which are less so -- We are calling out the Militia but have only 1200 stand of arms. The Niger is to come back and be stationed in the Manakau and we must put our best leg foremost.

If the Waikatos come they will (please God) be most catawampously chawed up -- Pray send up Rogan: we have scarcely any one here for White is also gone up the Waikato -- I have written to Waka and Katipa: the last of whom writes most favourably --

I believe nothing that I can do has been left undone and now I trust in Providence -

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You can come up here if you think you can be spared but if so you must put Parris in your place in relation to Col. Gold -- This is certainly the point of danger now --

Should any settlement be possible at Taranaki remember that my object is to obtain a voluntary cession of all land between the Tataraimaka Block and the Waitera -- King and the hostile natives might be told that their selling this land willingly in the condition of peace and friendly natives might be dealt with most liberally --

I do not think I have anything else to say believe me


Yours most sincerely
T. Gore Browne

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Dont forget to send Rogan unless you come yourself and leave him behind -- I leave this to your own judgement -- do as you think best -- I fear we shall have to put off the Assembly. A thousand Maori Messengers have been printed and I hope you will have plenty of copies --

English (ATL)

Auckland

4 April, 1860



My dear McLean

Morgan has been seen rushing in to Town: his horse white with foam and 500 natives at his tail;;; Every body saw him: every body knows it is true, but I cannot learn that he ever left Ranghiawhia! -- The town, however, is in a great state of alarm and I have just had a deputation from the Superintent. and a number of others, asking me how matters really are -- We have sent Smith and Buddle with some natives up the Waikato and I send you his letter to me from Drury which is satisfactory -- I send others which are less so -- We are calling out the Militia but have only 1200 stand of arms. The Niger is to come back and be stationed in the Manakau and we must put our best leg foremost.

If the Waikatos come they will (please God) be most catawampously chawed up -- Pray send up Rogan: we have scarcely any one here for White is also gone up the Waikato -- I have written to Waka and Katipa: the last of whom writes most favourably --

I believe nothing that I can do has been left undone and now I trust in Providence - You can come up here if you think you can be spared but if so you must put Parris in your place in relation to Col. Gold -- This is certainly the point of danger now --

Should any settlement be possible at Taranaki remember that my object is to obtain a voluntary cession of all land between the Tataraimaka Block and the Waitera -- King and the hostile natives might be told that their selling this land willingly in the condition of peace and friendly natives might be dealt with most liberally --

I do not think I have anything else to say believe me


Yours most sincerely
T. Gore Browne
Dont forget to send Rogan unless you come yourself and leave him behind -- I leave this to your own judgement -- do as you think best -- I fear we shall have to put off the Assembly. A thousand Maori Messengers have been printed and I hope you will have plenty of copies --

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0183 (75 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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