Object #1026748 from MS-Papers-0032-0507

4 pages written 2 Sep 1870 by Dr Daniel Pollen in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Daniel Pollen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0507 (52 digitised items). 51 letters written from Auckland, 1857-1870, and undated. Includes copy of letter from W N Searanke to Dr Pollen & Lt Col W Moule to Searanke, 30 Jul 1869; John W Thorp to Major Cooper, Ohinemuri, Aug 1869; other letters to Dr Pollen, Aug 1869. Also piece-level inventory (excludes letters accessioned in 1969)

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September 2, 1870.

My dear McLean,

Old Mary Kuru chased the Native Land Court, Judge and all from Ohinemuri, wouldnt have them on any terms and so they have come back.

Clarke received a telegram from Puckey today to say that it is reported that Moananui and Aperahama had fled to the King to avoid the bailiffs. That was a most mischievous act of Young Turton to send a regular Taua into the settlement and I hope that if he can be punished for it he will not be allowed to escape. I think Puckeys story is probably a shave.

Hild is in town. He says that all is quiet at Tokagnamutu and that no visitors are expected there that he knows of. He had a talk with Tawhiao about the Raglan affair, his Majesty asserts that the vessel came in against his express commands and thinks that in consequence the muru was the regular thing. This does not look any like restitution.

Clarke goes to Tauranga tonight to settle with the Arawa and look about the country there. Our noisy friends the Arawas require a great deal of looking after and from one cause or other they are grumbling a good deal ''but it is their nature to''.

I see that the end of the session is near and that the Treasurer has got his policy through intact. We are already in imagination travelling by express trains to Waikato and Kaipara and a cloud of seedy looking Civil Engineers hangs about the Superintendents office in waiting for the good time coming.

Yours very truly,
Daniel Pollen.

Part of:
Inward letters - Daniel Pollen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0507 (52 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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