Object #1024167 from MS-Papers-0032-0513

2 pages written 26 Sep 1860 by Major-General Sir Thomas Simson Pratt in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - General T S Pratt, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0513 (9 digitised items). 10 letters written from Taranaki, 1860-1861, & undated

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Private. New Plymouth Taranaki

26 Sept. 1860.



My dear Mr. McLean,

Thanks for your letter of the 18th. which only reached me yesterday - the Wonga Wonga having been down to Nelson. I regret to see the desire to make little of our destruction of W. Kingi's Pah - we have done the same to 5 pahs in the Tatara maika block - they were as usual evacuated on the approach of the troops evidently because the troops would have invaded them - and the wily Maoris retired to a pah in the bush some miles off. I cannot but think the destruction of all the pahs in the open must have some effect. I see already that parties I presume here to whom I am obnoxious have begun to write against me and it is hard at my time of life to be aspersed after a long term of honourable service. I shall be glad if you will write to me from time to time and request that you will believe me


faithfully yours
G.T, Pratt.

Part of:
Inward letters - General T S Pratt, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0513 (9 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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