Object #1020169 from MS-Papers-0032-0640

2 pages written 30 Aug 1873 by Bishop William Williams in Gisborne to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Bishop William Williams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0640 (66 digitised items). 62 letters written from Turanga, Pahia, Auckland, Te Aute, Napier, Gisborne, Tauranga, Bay of Islands, Waerengahika (including list of buildings destroyed), Oropaoanui (Awapawanui), 1855-1876 and undated.Includes piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969

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Aug. 30, 1873

My dear Mr.Maclean

Captain Porter has just met me and tells me that the Schoolmaster Bryant has resigned, because I am told he thinks he can better himself. Capt.P. says that he has written to you requesting that his place may be supplied, as soon as practicable, but he wishes that the man should be married, which is much to be desired, because there are girls in the school. I hope you may be able to comply with the request.

Mr.Locke tells me he is writing for further instructions. From what I can hear, I do not think that the disturbance here will end in any thing. One matter is quite clear -- that Henare Matua has let out that what he has done is at the recommendation of those who ought to know better. I only hope that the Assembly will take up the question, and have a full enquiry which shall lead to the exposure of those who have been the instigators of evil.

Believe me
Most faithfully yours
W. Waiapu

Part of:
Inward letters - Bishop William Williams, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0640 (66 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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