Object #1024021 from MS-Papers-0032-0645
3 pages written 3 Aug 1872 by Captain John Wilson in Cambridge to Wellington
From: Inward letters - Surnames, Wilson, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0645 (12 digitised items).
Correspondents:James Wilson, Wellington, 1862 (1 letter); John Wilson, Dunedin, Auckland & Cambridge, 1863-1876 (11 letters)
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3rd. August 1872.
I supplied the wheat to the natives, as requested, at prices ranging from 6/- to 8/- per bush; and the greater part of it is sown.
There were likewise 12 bags of oats supplied as par my telegram at the time you left Waikate; which the natives will sow next month,
Ngatikoroki were unable to proceed with their ploughing until they had plough horses. I therefore, although not requested to do so, procured a double set (for one plough) for Ihaia.
The contract for building the Native hostelry was taken by Thompson, and is being proceeded with. I shall continue to superintend its erection. He wishes half the money to be paid when all the material is on the ground, and the frame up and weather-boarded.
We had another Te Kooti canard lately. I wrote to the Editor of the "Times" privately, about the affair informing him that 3 weeks before the report, that man had gone to Mokau to get out of the way, and that Rewi was simply sheltering him, and that the building of a
pa was simply false.
Hakinoki and Te Taweri, when I informed them of your answer respeeting their proposed "paremeta" said that they did not wish to make laws, but to smooth matters out between the King Party and Government. I should like, if you thought it advisable, if Taweri were made an assessor, as he has considerable influence, and is a first-rate speaker, and listened to by all parties.
You seem to be having a good fight in some questions. I trust and believe you will triumph. Meanwhile, I remain
Very truly yours
The Hon. Donald McLean
Inward letters - Surnames, Wilson, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0645 (12 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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