Object #1025135 from MS-Papers-0032-0158
From: Inward letters - Francis Dillon Bell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0158 (46 digitised items). Contains correspondence between McLean and F D Bell, and Bell and William Fox; the correspondence covers the purchase of Maori land (especially at Wairarapa), fighting in the New Zealand Wars, politics (including information about the formation of Governments in the 1870s), and personal matters. 47 letters written from Taranaki, Wellington, London, Shag Valley, Wanganui, Dunedin, Melbourne, 1847-1853
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Novr. 18th 1875
Sir F.D. Bell Coal Creek Station
A number of the inhabitants of Palmerston, Shag Valley, and Flag Swamp are desirous of forming themselves into a Volunteer Rifle Corps.
Fifty one names are already enrolled & Captain Kitchener of the ''Grange'' Shag Valley has consented to take the command.
I have written Captain Staveley, Dunedin, asking him to forward my letter (which contains
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our reasons for initiating such a project) to the Government at Wellington and I have now to request you to be so very kind as to use your influence to have the services of the proposed Corps accepted by Government.
I am, Dear Sir, Yours Resp'ly
Inward letters - Francis Dillon Bell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0158 (46 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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