Object #1017491 from MS-Papers-0032-0013
2 pages written 10 Jan 1861 by an unknown author in Auckland Region
From: Secretary, Native Department - War in Taranaki and Waikato and King Movement, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0013 (26 digitised items). Includes lists of Maori killed at Mahoetahi 6 November 1860 and includes letters signed by Maori such as Tawhiao but penned in McLean's hand or by other government officials.
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January 10th, 1861
My dear General,
I have not troubled you with Letters for some time, knowing that you have quite enough on your hands, without being intruded upon with our affairs up here; moreover, I had no information to convey. There is great anxiety to hear the resit of your late engagement, which I sincerely trust will end as well as it has begun.
The Natives about here are quiet, but very sulky and gloomy indisposition. They evidently, while professing friendship, do not like to hear of the military successes at Taranaki.
I do not expect any general outbreak up here, altho' a disposition favorable to such a course is evinced by some of the natives. Two chiefs now in Town have warned the Governor to be on the alert respecting Auckland. Not that they contemplate a general attack, but that ill-disposed, individual, natives might commit
Secretary, Native Department - War in Taranaki and Waikato and King Movement, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0013 (26 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)
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