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Letter from William Williams to Leonard Williams, July 4, 1845

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  • Description

    Williams writes to his son about his expectations around his study at St Johns College in Auckland. He encourages Leonard to spend his spare time on general reading and suggests it would be best conducted in the privacy of Samuels room. Williams then shares news of his young daughter Marianne and the progress of their new home. He tells Leonard that he was conducting morning school at Kaupapa, where an average of thirty Maori students attended.

    Next he writes "Your warlike preparation at Auckland will give you some idea of what war must be upon a large scale. The precautions which have been taken, will I hope, prevent any breach of the peace." Lastly, Williams instructs Leonard to thank William Cotton for sending the account of the Moa.

  • Other Id

    14963 (Presto content ID)

    MS-1991-75-906 (Reference Number)

  • Department

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  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Letter from William Williams to Leonard Williams, July 4, 1845
  • Date
  • Physical Description

    4pp on 1 leaf ; 184 x 226mm Folded to 184 x 114mm

  • Language
  • Collection
  • Level of Current Record
  • Is Part Of
  • Public Access Text

    [Keywords: Turanga, New Zealand Wars]

  • Copyright
    No known copyright restrictions
  • Last Update
    04 Nov 2022
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