Object #1023770 from MS-Papers-0032-0527

2 pages written 15 Sep 1866 by Joseph Rhodes in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

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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Sept. 15th 1866


My dear McLean,

The Sturt is detained through stress of weather so I have sent down to the Spit to tell the Capt. to post the letter I wrote you yesterday by the Ashley - The Ashley has been laying off and on all night, and the weather is still stormy but I fancy she will be at the anchorage for her mail in an hour or so. 11 o'clock now -

Enclosed are a number of letters Maorie and others - I have issued 15 stand of arms to Capt. Carr of Petane and told him to act as Capt. of the district for the present - This was at his and Richardsons request - Perhaps you had better get him gazetted as Capt. of Militia - There are now enough men there to form a company with the Titiokura bush men. I told you all the news in mine of yesterday and there is nothing fresh - Capt. Carr reports only 85 armed men at Petane and Rangihiroa not yet amongst them - We are getting very seasonable rain just now, and it was quite wanted - A few more good days rain this month and this season will be a favorable one.

Yours always
Joseph Rhodes

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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