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Richard Hayward

Arrived: before 1835    
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Area in New Zealand: Otago
Source: The Morning Post, London, 9th May 1835

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I am sorry to inform you that I have had my house burnt by the natives. They have been very troublesome and Tarrabuco is here. Bloody Jack told Mr Weller that he come here for the purpose of destroying all the white people, and of robbing them ; and all the natives often say the same. Only yesterday Old Wrymouth threatened to burn my house because I did not give him pipes and tobacco, for clearing the store, which Mr Weller had agreed to pay. The natives are however, more peaceable than they were, in consequence of hearing that a man-of-war had gone north on account of what had taken place there with the Harriet, and they think she is coming here, which I hope is the truth. Signed Richard Hayward.
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