Object #1022232 from MS-Papers-0032-0243

3 pages written 27 Mar 1869 by Samuel Deighton

From: Inward letters - Samuel Deighton, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0243 (74 digitised items). 74 letters written from Wanganui, Wairoa and Chatham Islands, 1859-1873, and undated. Includes plan for a court house.

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March 27/69

My dear Sir

You may possibly imagine our amusement at the notification in the Gazette. There is but one idea upon the matter here and what the effect will be among the natives, you can easily guess. I have not seen Ihaka yet. It strikes me the Govt. will find out the mistake they have made when it is too late. We were badly off before but I really dont know what will happen when our native friends here know of the arrangements. I did not hear who is to be agent in your place.

I suppose you wont object to my writing to you (privately of course) upon things in general up here.

We are all getting into what you may call a funk. Ormond and I sleep up in Town and I think Worgan will do the same. I wish we had someone in Spillers place, I dont think he is overburdened with brains. I suppose you have heard nothing fresh about my affairs.

The Natives have been very restless for some nights past and I cannot help thinking that something is afloat more than we know of - time will shew.

I am my dear Sir truly yours
S. Deighton.

Part of:
Inward letters - Samuel Deighton, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0243 (74 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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