Object #1019646 from MS-Papers-0032-0552

1 page written 17 Oct 1859 by an unknown author in Hawke's Bay Region to William Colenso

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)

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English (ATL)

Extract from W. Colenso's
Letter published in the Hawkes Bay
Herald 17 Oct. /59.

In referring to an account of a Meeting with the Natives about the Wahaparata Bridge, on which occasion he acted as Interpreter he says

''I could not refrain from quietly warning them (as an old friend, and as a Member of the Provincial Council) that inasmuch as they had sold their back lands to me like themselves and not to winged birds and had kept the frontages over which roads to the interior must be had that the time would both quickly and surely come when their consent to roads and bridges and public improvements would neither be asked nor required!'

Part of:
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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