The Story Of Gate Pa, April 29th, 1864
Memorandum by Ministers to His Excellency the Governor:—
Ministers are of opinion that Colonel Carey should be instructed not to take any offensive measures at present, unless to stop war parties going to Waikato. If any such parties arrive by the East Coast, or collect in the district in positions where they can be successfully dealt with, he should stop them by force, otherwise for the present, merely to hold his position on the defensive.
5th February, 1864.