Object #1023914 from MS-Papers-0032-0021

2 pages written 10 Nov 1868 by Sir Donald McLean in Napier City to Turanganui

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0021 (68 digitised items). Comprises correspondence, memoranda and reports mainly relating to the military campaign against Te Kooti.

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10th Novr., 1868


I have the honor to inform you that the S.S.St.Kilda proceeds to Poverty Bay and I shall feel obliged by your furnishing with as little delay as possible any information you may have of the movements of the Hau Hau Prisoners.

The latest news from Taupo through Te Heu Heu was to the effect that the Enemy intendedat tacking Poverty Bay and Wairoa in succession and this has been corroborated by the Prisoner taken on the late expedition of course these intentions are liable to change with circumstances, yet they afford some evidence of what has been discussed by the followers of Kooti.

The Napier Natives returned from Wairoa on Saturday, the expedition having been unable to find any trace of the Enemy except at Wataroa where there had evidently been a party of Warus people who effected their escape.

I am anxious to know whether the Scouts employed by you have lately discovered any trace of the Exprisoners and if so what have been their late movements, I should also like to be informed as to the general feeling of the friendly Natives in your neighbourhood and whether they continue to attach much importance to Kooti's power. I have the honor to

be, Sir, Your most Obedt. Servant, (Signed)
Donald McLean
Major Biggs Turanganui

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0021 (68 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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