Object #1027088 from MS-Papers-0032-0507

3 pages to Dr Daniel Pollen in Auckland City

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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English (ATL)

COPY. Militia Office Shortland

4th. August 1869

My dear Dr. Pollen,

I send you a letter from Mr. Thorp, of Opuheka, near Ohinemuri, relative to movements of Te Kooti's people.

Reports of a more serious nature are going about here; but I believe the purport of this letter is the only foundation for the reports. Of course we must expect any quantity of these reports, but we ought to be ready for anything that may turn up.

I am sending in a requisition for ammunition, so as to be able, if necessary, to give our men 60 rounds each. There is now a safe place for the ammunition at Shortland.

I consider Puriri to be the most dangerous place in this district, where there are any number of people; but they are so situated there, and so badly provided with proper places in which to keep their arms, that unless a small Redoubt were built there, in which to keep the arms, it is a question if it is judicious to arm the men, or the natives might make a raid on the place, merely for the sake of the arms.

At present there is a rush to Coromandel, and the diggers are very interested.

Believe me yours very truly (Signed)
J.W. Cooper.

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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