Object #1026969 from MS-Papers-0032-0263
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.
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.
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)
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