Object #1018453 from MS-Papers-0032-0215

3 pages written 27 Jun 1845 by George Clarke in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - George Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0215 (29 digitised items). 28 letters written from Auckland and Bay of Islands, 1844-1874. Piece-level inventory in folder (list excludes letters accessioned in 1969)

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English (ATL)

Auckland
June 27th. 1845.


Dear McLean,

Your letter of May 14 has just reached me and I am glad to find you so actively engaged in quelling the fears of the Europeans I am satisfied they are all groundless but we must do the best we can to make them believe so because I told the people of Auckland three months ago that there was no fear of our neighbours doing us any hurt they were ready to stone me and said that I wanted to lull the people into security they now find I was pretty right. I think I told you in my last that Heke had been again defeated by Waka

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English (ATL)

and himself badly wounded. He attacked Walker with 600 men Walker only had 120 but they drove him off the field with considerable loss. George Henry and William are all at the North engaged in different ways in putting down the rebels. I am hourly expecting to hear from them and I hope to learn that an end is put to this sad desolating war. The Natives are "Hoha ki" with it and I hope they will be careful not to get into another quarrel. Every thing about us is peace and there are no sympathies with Heke.


In haste,
Yours very truly,
George Clarke.

English (ATL)

Auckland
June 27th. 1845.


Dear McLean,

Your letter of May 14 has just reached me and I am glad to find you so actively engaged in quelling the fears of the Europeans I am satisfied they are all groundless but we must do the best we can to make them believe so because I told the people of Auckland three months ago that there was no fear of our neighbours doing us any hurt they were ready to stone me and said that I wanted to lull the people into security they now find I was pretty right. I think I told you in my last that Heke had been again defeated by Waka and himself badly wounded. He attacked Walker with 600 men Walker only had 120 but they drove him off the field with considerable loss. George Henry and William are all at the North engaged in different ways in putting down the rebels. I am hourly expecting to hear from them and I hope to learn that an end is put to this sad desolating war. The Natives are "Hoha ki" with it and I hope they will be careful not to get into another quarrel. Every thing about us is peace and there are no sympathies with Heke.


In haste,
Yours very truly,
George Clarke.

Part of:
Inward letters - George Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0215 (29 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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