Object #1020152 from MS-Papers-0032-0528
3 pages written 14 Sep 1868 by Joseph Rhodes in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - Joseph Rhodes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0528 (79 digitised items).
75 letters written from Napier and Clive, 1868-1872 & undated including letter in Maori from Te Waru, 2 Sep 1868.
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
14th Sept. 1868
My dear McLean
There is no sign of Whitmore or the Waipara yet. The Lord Ashley is just in Grindell has been out at Omahu I believe but he has made no report to me as yet - Could you not get a force sent to Taupo who with the Arawa might effectually shut the Tarewera gate of this Province - Such a man as Biggs who can speak the language, with a hundred good men would do wonders there to keep the peace this summer -
A Settlement will have to be made in the Interior before anything like a permanent peace can be established in this land.
Poor Atkins died of heart disease, suddenly 2 days ago at Homewood and is to be interred today. The company will miss the manager much who was above the average and had made many friends.
I expect to hear letters from you tomorrow saying how my telegraph news was received by ministers and what chance of assistance here this summer - My feeling were much hurt at the death of two such young
men as Capt. Carr and Mr. Canning -
I enclose an official if you think it necessary to forward it do so if not burn it - It only applied yesterday to Whitmores despatch which was delayed by english news etc. - some little time which after all is of little importance.
Mr. Grindell has just reported himself returned from Omahu - Will write you full a/c - Karauria seems to assert what he does not know in quite true as usual, but they are excited and apparently alarmed -
Karaitiana, Karauria and Hapuku have been here this last hour while I write this are urging a supply of arms and amunition - I tell them that arms etc. will be kept in store here and issued to them as soon as any reliable news of attack arrives -
They urge the policy of attacking the Uriwera at Runanga before they can enter this Province and destroy property - so do I if pro voked to do so.
Yours very truly
Inward letters - Joseph Rhodes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0528 (79 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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