Object #1024338 from MS-Papers-0032-0510

2 pages written 9 Aug 1872 by Thomas William Porter in Napier City

From: Inward letters - T W Porter, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0510 (96 digitised items). 96 letters written from Gisborne and Wairoa, 1870-1876 & undated. Includes letters in Maori to Poata from R Kawhia of Tuparoa, 1876; letter to Kapene Poata from Hotene Porourangi of Waiapu, 1876.

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English (ATL)


9th. August 1872.

Dear Sir,

I have to hand a letter from the coast. Mataahu Meeting went off quietly. There were there representatives of Whakatohia, Urewera, Ngaitai, and Turanga.

I saw Tariha the other day. Speaking of the rumoured change of Government, he asked me if we could not protest against it. I told him that if the change did take place you would certainly remain in Office. Otherwise we should be fighting within three months after. He quite concurred with me on the matter, and said that Karaitiana had said he would upset the Government this time; upon which subject they had disagreed. This may be only jealousy of Tariha towards Karaitiana.

I have the honour to be Dear Sir,
Yours faithfully, (Signed)
F.W. Porter.

Part of:
Inward letters - T W Porter, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0510 (96 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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