Object #1026343 from MS-Papers-0032-0162

4 pages written 24 Jun 1866 by Reginald Newton Biggs in Turanganui to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Reginald N Biggs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0162 (43 digitised items). 39 letters written from Wanganui, Tangoio, Wairoa, Christchurch, Tuparoa, Turanganui, Poverty Bay. Includes map of Wanganui sections, 1857 [?]. Names on map - Crass [?], C G Doughty, Thomas Kettle, F Watts, Awamoho, Pehira, W Jowett & R N Biggs (sections 26 & 27) by the Wanganui River. Includes letters from Biggs to Deighton, and Biggs to Fraser.

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English (ATL)

24 June 1866

My dear Mr. McLean

I send you the two petitions from the Settlers of Poverty Bay. The Maori one is not yet finished but I hope it will be ready to send you in the course of a week or ten days Fraser has returned overland from Waiapu and intends taking the inland route to Wairoa in a day or two. Preece told me the other day that the Auckland people have not the least idea that it is safe for a man to ride overland from East Cape to the Wairoa it shows how little they know of their own Province Tamihana has sent a letter to Anaru Matete asking him to come back to Turanga. I do not think it will have much effect indeed the Maoris themselves agree that Aneru will not listen. I believe the Waiapu Detachment is to come down here in that case I shall be able to keep twenty men at Kohanga Karearea. The Forrest Rangers now they have got a months notice of discharge are behaving as badly as they well can I shall be glad when they are out of the way.

The last of Morgans people go tomorrow which I am sorry of as I get more information from them that from any of the people belonging to the place.

Yours very truly
Reginald Newton Biggs

Part of:
Inward letters - Reginald N Biggs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0162 (43 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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