Object #1000590 from MS-Papers-0032-0172
From: Inward letters - W C Brackenbury, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0172 (53 digitised items). 51 letters written Auckland (some addressed from Parnell), 1861-1876 and undated. Includes letter to Brackenbury from Samuel Harding, May 1865.
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April 30th. 1872.
My dear Mclean,
I have written you an official letter to-day, asking you for some temporary employment during your stay in Auckland.
I was in great hope, from what you said on leaving last time, that you would have sent for me to Wellington; and I should not be
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candid, were I to say that I was sorely disappointed at being left out in the cold. But I supposed that your time was too much occupied, and that the calls upon you were so numerous, that you could not think of, or make room for me.
I do not plead "ad misericordian"; but we are getting old, and anxious about the short future that remains to us; and perhaps you might find
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some modest situation for me, where my services as a scribe would be useful to you, and which would relieve me of the carking anxiety of that worst of evils - "having nothing to do."
Pardon me for troubling you; but you once professed friendship for, and shewed kindness to me. Remembering this, and believing that there may may be a spark of the old feeling left, and that if
Inward letters - W C Brackenbury, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0172 (53 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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