Object #1000230 from MS-Papers-0032-0218

3 pages written 15 Jan 1874 by Henry Tacy Clarke to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Henry Tacy Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0218 (56 digitised items). 50 letters written from Tauranga, Maketu, Auckland and Waimate, 1871-1876

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English (ATL)

Native Office.
Jany. 15/74.


My dear Mr. McLean,

Glad to get your letters this morning. Have sent you a few letters to minute. I do not think they will cause you much trouble.

How splendidly Kemp is managing his land purchase matters. He has sent in a report of a purchase made from Maihi Kawiti it is a model of perspicuity - full of information

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and complete. He would be the best person to manage the Northern purchases. McDonell is very unsatisfactory.

I have telegraphed to Mair about cattle complained of by Urewera. We assume that they are his.

Capt. Turner reports road between Whakatane and Te Teko going ahead - sixty natives at work.

Puckey reports Ohinemuri road to commence today. I hope he will be carefull. I wonder whether they are stealing a march on old Te Hira and taking advantage of his absence.

Sorry to say that Hopkins is seriously unwell and in Auckland - a little better when I heard last.

I am getting on with office work. All my drafting work of Maori letters I do at home. I am getting a nice room fitted up in my new house for a private office. - where I shall be able to do as much of an evening as I do in a whole day here.

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Am very glad Petera and Keharoa are doing so well. I am very well satisfied that Petera is with you it will do him a world of good - I wish he was not so like his father. I have written to him to encourage him in giving you all the help he can.


Yours faithfully,
Hy. T. Clarke.

English (ATL)

Native Office.
Jany. 15/74.


My dear Mr. McLean,

Glad to get your letters this morning. Have sent you a few letters to minute. I do not think they will cause you much trouble.

How splendidly Kemp is managing his land purchase matters. He has sent in a report of a purchase made from Maihi Kawiti it is a model of perspicuity - full of information and complete. He would be the best person to manage the Northern purchases. McDonell is very unsatisfactory.

I have telegraphed to Mair about cattle complained of by Urewera. We assume that they are his.

Capt. Turner reports road between Whakatane and Te Teko going ahead - sixty natives at work.

Puckey reports Ohinemuri road to commence today. I hope he will be carefull. I wonder whether they are stealing a march on old Te Hira and taking advantage of his absence.

Sorry to say that Hopkins is seriously unwell and in Auckland - a little better when I heard last.

I am getting on with office work. All my drafting work of Maori letters I do at home. I am getting a nice room fitted up in my new house for a private office. - where I shall be able to do as much of an evening as I do in a whole day here.

Am very glad Petera and Keharoa are doing so well. I am very well satisfied that Petera is with you it will do him a world of good - I wish he was not so like his father. I have written to him to encourage him in giving you all the help he can.


Yours faithfully,
Hy. T. Clarke.

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Tacy Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0218 (56 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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