Object #1025394 from MS-Papers-0032-0552

3 pages written 6 Nov 1866 by Henry Robert Russell in Herbert, Mount to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - H R Russell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0552 (113 digitised items). 108 letters written from Whangamoana, Wellington, Mount Herbert, Te Aute, Waipukerau, and Napier, 1853-1872. Includes piece-level inventory (1969 accessions not included)

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Mount Herbert
6th. Nov. 1866.

My dear Maclean,

I feel that the inland settlers are being left so thoroughly unprepared to meet any attack from the Wairarapa fanatics, that I have some idea of calling a Meeting of the inhabitants of this District to consider what measures we ought to take for our defence.

If any attack were to be made now where should we be? It is simply to be deaf to all warning to remainas we are now.

There may be some plan of action but if there be I should consider myself exceedingly ill used to have it concealed from my knowledge; and therefore I conclude there is none. You know I am no idle alarmist and therefore I think that you will not consider that I am acting under any panic. I may tell you however that very little would create a stampede, and the mystirious reticence of the Government I admit is far from creating confidence in mens minds.

In haste Yrs always
H.R. Russell.

Mr, Williams is now with me.

Part of:
Inward letters - H R Russell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0552 (113 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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