Object #1017356 from MS-Papers-0032-0608

2 pages written 4 Jun 1866 by Arthur Tuke in Chatham Islands to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Arthur Tuke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0608 (11 digitised items). Letters written from Chatham islands, Turanganui, Napier, Wairoa and Taranaki, 1866-1874. Includes piece-level inventory

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Waitangi Chathams.

Dear Sir,

I have to thank you for your kind note, and effort on my behalf. I must stillbeg your good offices in that respect being very anxious to obtain leave for a short time.

All is well here. The prisoners quiet and orderly and in fair health. I believe Toenga and a few others accompany Paul to N. Zealand.

Considerable caution is necessary in any dealings with Toenga, tho' he has hitherto acted fairly enough as regards us. He is a great talker and most of his influence here is acquired in that manner, but his right in much of the land he may wish to dispose of is questionable, and he is continually in hot water here by asserting claims to land which the other party headed by Painariki dispute. Paul goes of by St. Kilda, but talks of returning soon. He is useful here, as also Graham.

There is nothing of interest to tell you but should anything worthy of mention occur I will at once inform you.

Believe me to be Dear Sir
Very truly yours,
Arthur Tuke.

Part of:
Inward letters - Arthur Tuke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0608 (11 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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