Object #1018618 from MS-Papers-0032-0552
2 pages written 11 Aug 1859 by Henry Robert Russell in Herbert, Mount to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - H R Russell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0552 (113 digitised items).
108 letters written from Whangamoana, Wellington, Mount Herbert, Te Aute, Waipukerau, and Napier, 1853-1872. Includes piece-level inventory (1969 accessions not included)
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
11 August 1859
My dear Maclean,
I have just time to write you a line to ask you to let me know any particulars you may learn per Wonga wonga in regard to the reported disturbance in Wairarapa. Cooper's news yesterday about the Wairarapa settlers sending their families into town naturally alarms me very much for the safety of our folks at Wangai Moana, altho' I don't think they will be among the obnoxious people. I fear this movement may bring us troubles unless matters are managed with a very prudent hand. I suppose you will now hurry off as fast you can to the seat of trouble but I hope to see you here for a night before you go, If you can manage to work off Worgan's matter and also Tanner's payment for Rent and before you go I think it will conduce to satisfy the Natives that we are determined to see justice done to them in every instance.
Ewhi desires me to say that he wishes you to look after his share of the Tikokino Black and not to pay all the money away to the others. Of course I merely give the message as he gave it me me. He is living close to my place.
I don't envy your billet for the next few months but I know that your tact and sense of duty will carry you thro everything.
Inward letters - H R Russell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0552 (113 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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