Object #1025408 from MS-Papers-0032-0337

4 pages written 10 Nov 1865 by John Hervey in Wharaurangi to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Her - Hes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0337 (13 digitised items). Correspondents:Jasper L Herrick, Poperanga, [Hawke's Bay], 1863-1864 and undated (4 letters); J Hervey, Wharaurangi, Poverty Bay & Tauranga, 1865-1866 (3 letters); E W Hesketh, Auckland, 1860 (3 letters); Hesketh & Richmond, Auckland, 1870 & 1876 (3 letters).

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on the Bank of Big river (Wairoa) Novr. 10th 1865

To D. McLean Esqr. Superintendent.
Dear Sir,

I have been disappointed for the last ten days, anxiously waiting for the return of the Schooner Queen, from Turanganui now loaded, by Mr. Harris and R. Read, to be discharged there and upon her return, to take in some produce from me consisting of pork and miize for Auckland, she has at last past my place on her way to Turanganui yesterday, and should the wind favour her, I expect she will be at Turanganui today that being the reason why I have not been able to come in to Turanganui before now, that under my present circumstances I can not think of leaving, until I get my stuff away. I hope and trust that I shall be enabled to get my produce away before war like proceedings takes place - even now I am living in fear, and wishing to get to Turanganui.

I hear last night from natives from inland, that is the tribes called the Whanau o Mahaki have agreed with Raharuhi Rukopu, to give up the Hauhau Superstitions and turn all to the Queens side -

On the other hand in the Ngatemaru tribes, Anaru Matate who received considerable kindness from Bishop Williams, and in whom Bishop Williams placed the greatest confidence, he and Renata Tupara with a few more scoundrels like themselves, have resisted all Raharuhis arguments - and are determined to adhear still to Hau hauism - and be wild canabal savages, after being treated kindly, and taught by Bishop Williams for I suppose nearly thirty years. I am very sorry indeed that I am compelled to interfere in your most valuable time to trouble you with this note from me. But hopping you will look over it, under the circumstances that I am now placed in - And wishing anxiously to get away before war commences -

I am, Dear Sir
Yours truly
J. Hervey

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Her - Hes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0337 (13 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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