Object #1020798 from MS-Papers-0032-0527

2 pages written 27 Jul 1866 by Joseph Rhodes in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Inward letters - Joseph Rhodes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0527 (51 digitised items). 49 letters written from Auckland, Napier & Clive, 1850-1867. Includes copies of letters from McLean to Rhodes, and piece-level inventory.

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27th July /66

His Honor Donald McLean M.H.R. Wellington

I have the honor of forwarding two native letters from Waiapu, of a friendly nature; one a petition - which with one at present on board the St. Kilda on its way to you will complete the list of the petitions from Natives and others on the East Coast-praying for annexation etc. to this Province.

There are also two letters from Paora Purau and one from Hetekio of Turanga of a more gloomy nature which I forward to you - You will best judge what is the true meaning of Paura Purau's application for troops, whether it be love of pay or fear for his position.

I have the honor to be Sir
Your obedt. Servt.
Joseph Rhodes
Deputy Superintendent

Part of:
Inward letters - Joseph Rhodes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0527 (51 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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