Object #1026405 from MS-Papers-0032-0331

3 pages written 6 Dec 1871 by Theodore Minet Haultain in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - T M Haultain, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0331 (19 digitised items). 18 letters written from Wellington, Auckland, Tauranga and Maketu. Includes piece-level inventory.

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6 December 1871

My dear McLean

I was very glad to hear of Kereopa's capture and congratulate you on your success, I do not think that there was much sympathy for him amongst the Natives, for his crime was atrocious even in their eyes, but his trial and execution will I am convinced have a good effect, for it will show them that retribution for such atrocities is sure to follow sooner or later I hear that he is to be tried at Auckland and I think you are right in sending him up here, and in t reating him exactly as any European criminal would be dealt with -

We have been forming a Rifle association up here to encourage generally rifle-shooting amongst the people, and a considerable sum of money will be raised -and I think we may reasonably ask for some assistance from the Government, more particularly as you have found it necessary to limit the number of Volunteers - Could you make us a grant of ammunition? say 20000 rounds.

You have a good supply and would not miss that quantity which would be carefully expended under the Superintendence of the Association - If you could give me a favourable answer the committee would make an official application -

I have been hoping that you would find something for me to do - I assure you I am in great need of employment and shall be much obliged if you can assist me.

Yours very truly
T. M. Haultain

Part of:
Inward letters - T M Haultain, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0331 (19 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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