Object #1018721 from MS-Papers-0032-0048

1 page written 2 Aug 1870 by an unknown author in Tauranga

From: Minister of Colonial Defence - East Coast hostilities, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0048 (47 digitised items). Includes correspondence between iwi advising each other of their planned intentions and strategies for dealing with warring iwi and from Lucy Grey regarding events in Taranaki

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True Copy. (Signed)
Jno. Stevens.

2nd. August 1870.


I have the honour to inform you that I have received from Capt. Preece, a copy of a telegram from yourself to that Officer, stating that complaints have been made that Capt. Preece and I have advised the Urewera against surrendering at Wairoa, etc.

I have only to give this report my most emphatic denial; and I dare any one to prove the truth of it. Neither Capt. Preece or myself have ever, by letter, or otherwise. done or said anything to the natives that would warrant such statements being circulated.

If the Government consider that there is any foundation for such rumours, I would beg that a Court of Enquiry be appointed, and the matter sifted to the bottom.

I have etc. (Signed)
Gilbert Mair, Capt.
Commanding Kaiteriria. To:- The Honble. The Defence Minister Wellington.

Part of:
Minister of Colonial Defence - East Coast hostilities, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0048 (47 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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