Object #1025518 from MS-Papers-0032-0728A

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From: Outward drafts and fragments, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0728A (122 digitised items). Names of identifiable correspondents entered in Name Field. Papers also include letter to Susan Strang [?]; List of books headed `Mechanics Institute'; List of Maori who signed deed of conveyance; Richmond letter; letter re Basil [Taylor?]; List of people sent invitations to ball at Police Barracks [New Plymouth]; letter re capture of Te Kooti; list of politicians and where they resided when in Wellington (undated); memo relating to Ngati Maru & Ngati Paoa.

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English (ATL)


Sir,

I am in receipt of your letter of the 11th. inst. in which you state that Mr. Swans wheat is not being damaged.

If the Matilda can return from Raglan it is a pity you did not arrange that when shartering her, it would be absurd to send her empty from here to Manukau after landing your things.

It would be more advantageous to the Govt. if you coul: could induce the Mater and owner of the Matilda to bring you and your things here, for a certain sum, say £20 or £25 and forego the previous charter altogether. The vessel would then be free to take the wheat discharged by you to its destination. The spirits in bond belonging to Mr. Charleton should be landed at Raglan.

With reference to the guns taken by the Natives you should not interfere as the matter does not come in any way within your jurisdiction. If the Natives have not stolen them the courts of law are open to them either to clear themselves of the matter or to be under the imputation of having taken them.

All that remains for you to do is to leave Kawhia as soon as you can.

Let others judge for themselves, the trading with the place is interdicted by the Govt.

Part of:
Outward drafts and fragments, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0728A (122 digitised items)
Series 4 Drafts and fragments of outwards letters, Reference Number Series 4 Drafts and fragments of outwards letters (889 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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