Object #1000357 from MS-Papers-0032-0658

2 pages written 2 Jan 1873 by George Tovey Buckland Worgan in Wanganui District to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Inward letters - George B Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0658 (95 digitised items). 93 letters and memos written from Wairoa, Napier and Wanganui, 1864-1873. Includes piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969.

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Whanganui
Jany. 2nd 1873


My dear Sir,

I was very much disappointed at not hearing from you by either of the Steamers indeed I expected to have seen you as it is certainly time you came up -- The time is now sufficiently ripe and the harvest lies ready to your hand -- Unless I have entirely misread your views I would say that you have in the matter of the settlement of this Coast every object of your desires ready for accomplishment and waiting but your presence for fulfillment.

I am surprised I confess at the attitude the Govt. has assumed towards myself, and am quite at a loss to conceive what can have been the nature of the Commissioners report that it should have induced the Government to think

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my suspension necessary --

I have in the hopes of seeing you refrained from writing and do so still, as much I have to say is better said than written.

I would, if you will take the trouble, feel obliged by your causing my salary to be paid, as I have received nothing for six months and am at present a large amt: in addition out of pocket besides -- I am inconvenienced by this, as the monies I have drawn from Napier I want again -- It is really preposterous that I should be so placed; as with my travelling expences and costs of removal I am between 4 and 500£ out of pocket. I should have asked your permission to go to Wellington for the purpose of insisting on a settlement of these things but for the prospect of meeting you here. The Govt. have had the fullest and clearest information on every subject from me; and anything that may not appear perfectly clear as things now stand, I can render transparent in half an hours interview. From my point of view I have been so grossly ill used that nothing but my wish to see you first has given the patience to endure it.


Hoping therefore to see you shortly I am my dear Sir Your faithful and obed servt.
Geo. B. Worgan
The Hon. D. McLean Wellington

English (ATL)

Whanganui
Jany. 2nd 1873


My dear Sir,

I was very much disappointed at not hearing from you by either of the Steamers indeed I expected to have seen you as it is certainly time you came up -- The time is now sufficiently ripe and the harvest lies ready to your hand -- Unless I have entirely misread your views I would say that you have in the matter of the settlement of this Coast every object of your desires ready for accomplishment and waiting but your presence for fulfillment.

I am surprised I confess at the attitude the Govt. has assumed towards myself, and am quite at a loss to conceive what can have been the nature of the Commissioners report that it should have induced the Government to think my suspension necessary --

I have in the hopes of seeing you refrained from writing and do so still, as much I have to say is better said than written.

I would, if you will take the trouble, feel obliged by your causing my salary to be paid, as I have received nothing for six months and am at present a large amt: in addition out of pocket besides -- I am inconvenienced by this, as the monies I have drawn from Napier I want again -- It is really preposterous that I should be so placed; as with my travelling expences and costs of removal I am between 4 and 500£ out of pocket. I should have asked your permission to go to Wellington for the purpose of insisting on a settlement of these things but for the prospect of meeting you here. The Govt. have had the fullest and clearest information on every subject from me; and anything that may not appear perfectly clear as things now stand, I can render transparent in half an hours interview. From my point of view I have been so grossly ill used that nothing but my wish to see you first has given the patience to endure it.


Hoping therefore to see you shortly I am my dear Sir Your faithful and obed servt.
Geo. B. Worgan
The Hon. D. McLean Wellington

Part of:
Inward letters - George B Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0658 (95 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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