Object #1018354 from MS-Papers-0032-0271

1 page written 10 Nov 1868 by Charles William Ferris in Turanganui

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Fer - Fit, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0271 (39 digitised items). Correspondents:R Henry D Fergusson, Cambridge & Ohinemutu, 1875-1876, & undated (11 letters); Charles Ferris, Turanga, Te Wairoa & Gisborne, 1868-1875 (5 letters, 4 of which are addressed to S Locke); P Findlay, Taranaki & Wanganui, 1854-1876 (3 letters); William Finlayson, Wairaki & Napier, 1864-1868 (4 letters); J C Firth, Auckland, 1866-1875 (7 letters); Frederic Fisher, Wellington & Auckland, 1847-1848 (2 letters); Lucy Fisher, undated letter; Thomas H Fisher, Wellington, 1866 (1 letter); William Fisher, Napier, 1870 (2 letters); Fisken & Gibson, Ballarat, 1874 (2 letters); Fanny Fitzgerald, undated letter.

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English (ATL)

COPY. Turanganui

November 10th. 1868.

Dear Sir,

The Hau Haus are on the flats here, and they have killed Major Biggs, and Captain Wilson, and others not known. The people that have escaped are all flocking to Turanganui. The houses are being burnt. We are all assembling at the Barracks. We will be able to hold out for a day or two. If possible, send reinforcements.

I am, etc. for all - (Signed)
Charles W. Ferris.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Fer - Fit, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0271 (39 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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