Object #1018318 from MS-Papers-0032-0399

3 pages written 11 Jan 1866 by Colonel William Charles Lyon in Opotiki to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - W C Lyon, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0399 (28 digitised items). 28 letters written from Wellington, Wanganui, Hamilton & Patea, 1866-1876. Includes letter from Patrick Leslie to Lyon, and drafts from McLean

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Opotiki
11 Jany. 1866


My dear MClean -

I detained the "St. Kilda" as short a time as possible - Her cargo was landed in "boats. I am glad to hear of your successes at the Wairoa - I trust the Government will take measures to follow the Rebels - The Hau Hau's here are still in the same position - Some ten or twelve of Moho Moho's tribe who were living at a village between this and Ohiwa, have gone over to the enemy. A native, son in law of Ramarie is missing supposed to have been taken or murdered, he was on his way to Whakatane, and has not turned up. I found out that ambuscades had been laid along the Beach, and he must have been a victim -

I regret much to hear of the death of poor Hussey, from the Little I knew of him I liked him, and was about the best officer you took from this place - I have received no word about the Prisoner - Many thanks for your enquiries after Mrs. Lyon. My movements being so uncertain I delayed writing for her till I heard something definite, and I am very much obliged for your kind offer, of which I shall avail myself perhaps. As to the Sheep, would would you let me have a 1000 Ewes for, and what age etc.

Believe me
Yours sincerely
William C. Lyon

Part of:
Inward letters - W C Lyon, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0399 (28 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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