Object #1025876 from MS-Papers-0032-0446

3 pages written 25 Apr 1865 by Walter Baldock Durrant Mantell in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Man - Mar, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0446 (25 digitised items). Correspondents:Maria A Maning, Auckland, 1870 & undated (2 letters); John Mannell, Tauranga, 1868 (1 letter); Hau Maning, undated letter; James Manning, Dunedin, 1865 (1 letter); W B D Mantell, Taranaki & Wellington, 1846-1876 (15 letters); Charles E Merchant, New Plymouth, 1847 & 1849 (2 letters).Marie du Coeur de Jesus, St Mary's Convent, Wellington, 1873? (1 letter); Matthew Marriner, Kaipara (to J Rogan), 1858 (1 letter); W Marsh, [Napier?], 1870 (1 letter); A Marshall (to Miss McLean), undated letter re witnessing the examination of the children.

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Private. Wellington
25 Apl. 65

My dear MacLean,

I hoped to have seen you tomorrow but from pressure of business cannot go by the Alfred - so I must take the other coast for it. I am looking eagerly for your news; I hope the Wairoans understand well that they must not be beaten if not, affairs will grow serious or rather more serious than ever.

Additional troops are not to be expected. Indeed the more sub-fractional they are the better. The General has withdrawn from his picnic excursion just when he was within 3 days of New Plymouth.

I expect to be at Auckland by the 5th and to stay there a week. I was indebted to the Waka Maori for an account of the Govr's interview with the Natives at Napier - the new Actg.C.C. not having reported it.

I have no unusually bad news from any quarter. Wi Tamihana writes laughably to Col. Green threatening him with Fitzgerald and Parliament!

Yours truly,
W. Mantell.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Man - Mar, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0446 (25 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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