Object #1000623 from MS-Papers-0032-0183

3 pages written by Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0183 (75 digitised items). 70 letters, 1855-1860

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Nelson Feb. 2

My dear McClean,

I am annoyed beyond measure at finding you have got so much more work here than I expected.

I hoped to have found you ready to go with me to Auckland where I am told there has been a serious disagreement not to say disturbance about some robbery and the tribe will

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not give the offenders up. Pray understand that I do not blame you as you very likely have information which I have not and I am aware that you also have demands upon you which I am not cognisant of. Remember, however, that I depend on you entirely, therefore stay here as long as you find it necessary and come to me as soon as possible afterwards.

You can make any

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enquiry you like about d'Urville Island and if the Assembly approve we can purchase it after they have met.

You will be cross questioned in all sorts of ways at the Assembly so be prepared and remember that when ever you have reason on your side you may depend on determined support from me.


Believe me Yours sincerely,
T. G. B.
Feb. 2.


I leave today for Auckland

English (ATL)

Nelson Feb. 2

My dear McClean,

I am annoyed beyond measure at finding you have got so much more work here than I expected.

I hoped to have found you ready to go with me to Auckland where I am told there has been a serious disagreement not to say disturbance about some robbery and the tribe will not give the offenders up. Pray understand that I do not blame you as you very likely have information which I have not and I am aware that you also have demands upon you which I am not cognisant of. Remember, however, that I depend on you entirely, therefore stay here as long as you find it necessary and come to me as soon as possible afterwards.

You can make any enquiry you like about d'Urville Island and if the Assembly approve we can purchase it after they have met.

You will be cross questioned in all sorts of ways at the Assembly so be prepared and remember that when ever you have reason on your side you may depend on determined support from me.


Believe me Yours sincerely,
T. G. B.
Feb. 2.


I leave today for Auckland

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0183 (75 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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