Object #1023652 from MS-Papers-0032-0634

2 pages written 21 Dec 1846 by John Whiteley in Ahuahu and Ahuahu Valley to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Rev John Whiteley, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0634 (64 digitised items). 57 letters written from Taranaki, Kawhia and Auckland, 1844-1861. Includes McLean to Whitely, 7 Feb 1846 & 6 Mar 1854; 2 letters to Whitely from Colonial Secretary's Office, 1847 & 1853. Piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969.

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English (ATL)


21 Dec. 1846

Dear Sir,

On Saturday night I heard from Whakatumutumu and that neighbourhood to request that people to join them in an expedition against the European settlers at Wanganui to avenge the death of Rauparaha. They say that chief has been put to death by the English and they will retaliate on the English at Wanganui not to destroy life but to obtain property. The Whakatumutumu people refused to comply as did also Taunui ma at the Paripari some of the Tuhua people however have written them a joint letter to dissuade them from it. I cannot now add more as the natives are waiting to be off but I thought it matter of duty that I should state the above.

I remain Dr. Sir Yours truly,
John Whiteley
D. McLean Esqr.

Part of:
Inward letters - Rev John Whiteley, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0634 (64 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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