Object #1026456 from MS-Papers-0032-0514

2 pages written 14 Apr 1870 by George Augustus Preece in Te Teko

From: Inward letters - George A Preece, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0514 (43 digitised items). 43 letters written from Wairoa, Napier, Taupo, and Bay of Plenty, 1868-1876. Includes two McLean draft replies.

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Te Teko

April 14th 1870

Dear Sir

I have just returned from looking up the Ruatoki country and returned by Whakatane.

Being quite run out of rations and having made arrangements to meet Mair with food at Galatea on the 17 I had to purchase Biscuit and sugar from the Storekeepers at Whakatane and Matata at £2 per hundred for biscuits it is high but it was necessary the provisions you said would be sent down have not yet arrived --

I leave for Ft. Galatea tomorrow morning and meet Mair there on the 17th.

We shall go to Ahikereru if Major Roberts is agreeable to the arrangement we meet him at Te Arawhata --

Will you write to let me know when the natives who were at Taupo are to get their pay --

Yours truly
George Freece
I should like to have authority to place six men on mounted pay to scout places when I do not care for taking the whole force, I need them while on expeditions it is very necessary. G.P.

Part of:
Inward letters - George A Preece, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0514 (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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