Object #1019421 from MS-Papers-0032-0446

2 pages written 13 Jun 1863 by Walter Baldock Durrant Mantell in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Man - Mar, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0446 (25 digitised items). Correspondents:Maria A Maning, Auckland, 1870 & undated (2 letters); John Mannell, Tauranga, 1868 (1 letter); Hau Maning, undated letter; James Manning, Dunedin, 1865 (1 letter); W B D Mantell, Taranaki & Wellington, 1846-1876 (15 letters); Charles E Merchant, New Plymouth, 1847 & 1849 (2 letters).Marie du Coeur de Jesus, St Mary's Convent, Wellington, 1873? (1 letter); Matthew Marriner, Kaipara (to J Rogan), 1858 (1 letter); W Marsh, [Napier?], 1870 (1 letter); A Marshall (to Miss McLean), undated letter re witnessing the examination of the children.

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13 June 63.

3 P.M.
My dear MacLean,

The ovd. mail today brought White's news to 11th.

He says "It is said that only three have escaped of Hori Patene's hapu of Pipiriki, that chief having, you will regret to hear, headed the exodus of his people to a better world -

I enclose my copy of the Maori account of killed in the Whanganui contingent - I thought you wd. like to take a copy for reference and return, mine by first mail.

The Katiwi settlers remain on their farms.

Buller writes mysteriously of dangerous symptoms but does not say what they are: afraid perhaps of alarming me.

At Waikanae faces are long, and at Otaki ditto, they did not expect such a result.

Yours truly
Walter Mantell

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Man - Mar, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0446 (25 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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