Object #1020014 from MS-Papers-0032-0658
From: Inward letters - George B Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0658 (95 digitised items). 93 letters and memos written from Wairoa, Napier and Wanganui, 1864-1873. Includes piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969.
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Nov. 27, 68
My dear Fannin,
Will you kindly explain to Wood that he must get his information from me for the time being indirectly. Lambert of course knows that I have been ''Own correspondent'' and he sent for me and lectured me on the necessity of discontinuing being so if I accepted any position under Govt. I of necessity said I should for a while discontinue any direct communication with the Paper - the particular of such events here are briefly these. On Wednesday night the preliminary arrangements for the starting of the Force were complete on Thursday morng. by 11 - 355 men had left Te Kopu for the Front consisting of 158 Ngatiporou - Taiwhanas people 32 Kerei's 21 Kurupakeaka 30 Kahu 50. Rua Taniwha 14 Paora te Apatu's 50.
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After they started we got Westrupp's dispatch and immediately on its receipt Karauria Te Iwi Iwi and the 60 odd natives I have appointed to remain for the protection of the Pa's followed the advanced force leaving us quite bare. Mokaka natives are sent for - We have 102 men Europeans in the Town - 25 at the Kopu orders are up from the Ministry to hold the Stafford Redoubt at all hazards. Provisions are being stored today and everything pushed forward. Haughton signed the Telegram. You misunderstood my meaning respecting Lambert and Buchanan - altho B said L was ''an old gool''. I did not say they had fallen out - but that they were enemies of ours and our chief. Nothing emenates from Mr. McLean that he does not in some way oppose or disallow, or alter or damage in one way or another. Hamlin and I have had great trouble
with him - We talked the matter over together and for the sake of the general good do what we can to work with him but I would nearly as soon ''make Bricks without straw''
Geo. B. Worgan
Inward letters - George B Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0658 (95 digitised items)
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