Object #1026969 from MS-Papers-0032-0263

3 pages written 7 Oct 1868 by George Thomas Fannin to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - G T Fannin, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0263 (44 digitised items). 42 letters written from Hawke's Bay, 1863-1868. Includes three newspaper clippings, one a letter to the editor from James Woodbine Johnson, Maraetaha Station, 1868.

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Oct. 7th. 1868.


Sir,

It seems that Col. Whitmore intends to try and make peace with the enemy, You will perceive from Mr. Deightons letter what an effect such a proceeding would have in the Wairoa. On ascertaining what Mr. Hamlins instructions were I immediately informed Mr. Ormond. The block of land offered for Lease today situated at Nuhaka at a upset price

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of £16.8.0 brought £87,0. 0. a considerable increase to the Public Revenue. Capt. Carter still continues very poorly -- he seems not to have the will to recover himself. Every one wished for your Honors return -- I am afraid the Militia will work very badly under Col. Whitmores command -- he is so universally disliked. His intention is to divide the Province into Districts, each under the command of a Major -- who must have been an officer with

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Imperial Forces -- otherwise he wont work. If Major Atkinson goes in, in place of Col. Haultain Col. Whitmore resigns command. I think I have told you every thing that Your Honor would receive as news. The Telegraph office makes my reports appear very meagre -- but knowing nearly all information transmitted thereby to Your Honor I do not take up your valuable time by repeating them -- Hoping to see you soon.

I have the honor to be Sir,
Your most obt. svt.
Geo. Thos. Fannin.
Sup. Clerk.

English (ATL)

Oct. 7th. 1868.


Sir,

It seems that Col. Whitmore intends to try and make peace with the enemy, You will perceive from Mr. Deightons letter what an effect such a proceeding would have in the Wairoa. On ascertaining what Mr. Hamlins instructions were I immediately informed Mr. Ormond. The block of land offered for Lease today situated at Nuhaka at a upset price of £16.8.0 brought £87,0. 0. a considerable increase to the Public Revenue. Capt. Carter still continues very poorly -- he seems not to have the will to recover himself. Every one wished for your Honors return -- I am afraid the Militia will work very badly under Col. Whitmores command -- he is so universally disliked. His intention is to divide the Province into Districts, each under the command of a Major -- who must have been an officer with Imperial Forces -- otherwise he wont work. If Major Atkinson goes in, in place of Col. Haultain Col. Whitmore resigns command. I think I have told you every thing that Your Honor would receive as news. The Telegraph office makes my reports appear very meagre -- but knowing nearly all information transmitted thereby to Your Honor I do not take up your valuable time by repeating them -- Hoping to see you soon.

I have the honor to be Sir,
Your most obt. svt.
Geo. Thos. Fannin.
Sup. Clerk.

Part of:
Inward letters - G T Fannin, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0263 (44 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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