Object #1017240 from MS-Papers-0032-0507

2 pages written 19 Jul 1870 by Dr Daniel Pollen in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Daniel Pollen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0507 (52 digitised items). 51 letters written from Auckland, 1857-1870, and undated. Includes copy of letter from W N Searanke to Dr Pollen & Lt Col W Moule to Searanke, 30 Jul 1869; John W Thorp to Major Cooper, Ohinemuri, Aug 1869; other letters to Dr Pollen, Aug 1869. Also piece-level inventory (excludes letters accessioned in 1969)

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July 19th 1870

My dear McLean,

All is quiet here. Hetit(?) when he left Tokagnamut had not heard, so he assures me, of the Kawhia affair. One of two things must be true in reference to that either he is shamming or else the Natives do not trust him with their secret councils, and to this latter explanation I incline. There is no doubt that Tawhiao knew of the intended muru and of its execution and it would appear that he said no word of it to Hetit when he was in his store a day or two afterwards.

There are some mysterious movements amongst the Hau hau section of Ngatihaua and old Te Hira's mob which I do not quite understand and do not like. It may however be nothing. I am very glad that you are asking large provision for defence. I have an unshaken conviction that it will not be very long before there will be need of it.

I think that we shall be able to get the Telegraph wire through to the Thames this week without opposition of any active kind. Pineaha still talks of cutting down, but I hope that I have succeeded in managing him. I have got him to state his grievances in writing and have made, not directly as from the govt., but through a private hand a few small presents which I think will satisfy him.

I suppose the session will soon close now as everybody seems to be content.

I am yours very truly,
Daniel Pollen

Part of:
Inward letters - Daniel Pollen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0507 (52 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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