Object #1000561 from MS-Papers-0032-0816A

4 pages written by Annabella McLean in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816A (23 digitised items). Letters to `Mon chere frere', undated except for day and month, written from Napier and Hobson Street, Wellington. One letter is addressed from The Cottage [Maraekakaho]

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Ma chere frere

I seem incapable of writing. My heart is so full at hearing of all yr great efforts for the good of the

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country turning out so well. Great joy here at the 18th being returned. The speech on native defence is universally considered admirable and which will attract in England even more than here. The feeling expressed in it towards the Maoris is so noble. Wish Kate & Hart would take a trip to England. Do not like Douglas

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having these attacks of bronchitus. Unless you be one of the commissioners and go yourself. Condie was here last week. Alick goes home today. He has kept me anxious since he came down but on the

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whole he has done pretty well. No news as very likely you will be up shortly.


Yrs in haste
Annabella McLean
Napier
Monday morning, August 15th

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Ma chere frere

I seem incapable of writing. My heart is so full at hearing of all yr great efforts for the good of the country turning out so well. Great joy here at the 18th being returned. The speech on native defence is universally considered admirable and which will attract in England even more than here. The feeling expressed in it towards the Maoris is so noble. Wish Kate & Hart would take a trip to England. Do not like Douglas having these attacks of bronchitus. Unless you be one of the commissioners and go yourself. Condie was here last week. Alick goes home today. He has kept me anxious since he came down but on the whole he has done pretty well. No news as very likely you will be up shortly.


Yrs in haste
Annabella McLean
Napier
Monday morning, August 15th

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816A (23 digitised items)
Series 9 Inwards family letters, Reference Number Series 9 Inwards family letters (1204 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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