Object #1032948 from MS-Papers-0032-0459
2 pages written 14 Mar 1861 by Rev John Morgan in Otawhao to Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne
From: Inward letters - John Morgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0459 (30 digitised items).
29 letters written from Otawhao and undated note from Piripi. Includes piece-level inventory
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
Mar. 14th. 61.
To His Excellency Col. T.G. Browne, C.B.
The mail from Taranaki has just arrived. The Carrier was delayed at the southern end of the line, but the man who brought it from Mokau inland could not give me the reason of the detention. The Carrier reports that Wm. Thompson and Tioriori were at Mokau Heads when the mail passed. Four parties of natives carrying powder overland had arrived at Waitara. I had not time to mention in my note this morning that Hori te Waru said that he had been informed that before Wm. Thompson left Kihikihi he said that he should go on from Taranaki to Whanganui, Port Nicholson, Ahuriri and the East coast, but that as Thompson had not mentioned it at Rangiawhia he could not say that it was correct. If Wm. Thompson takes that round I fear it will be for no good.
Since writing the above I have read and enclose Mr. Smiths, Post Masters, note which partly explained the delay. I send this with the mail from New Plymouth by a boy who will overtake the regular Carrier this afternoon so an express will not be necessary.
I remain Sir,
Your Humble & Obt. Servt.
It is most probable that Wm. Thompson did not fully know his plans and would not really decide on his own movements until he had seen Mr. King and the Waikatos at Taranaki.
Inward letters - John Morgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0459 (30 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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