Object #1000673 from MS-Papers-0032-0218

3 pages written 27 Sep 1871 by Henry Tacy Clarke in Tauranga 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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Private Tauranga

Sepr. 27, 1871



My dear Mr. McLean

I never read with more astonishment any paper than the extracts sent me of Mr. Dometts Memo on Tauranga Lands. Such a tissue of false conclusions in my life. He knows nothing of the subject upon which he writes - Altho' I do not believe Mr. Kelly's motion for a Commission to enquire into these

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matters was intended in any friendly spirit yet I have reason to be thankful o him - I do not fear the result - After the Commission has sat I will bring Mr. Dometts memo under the notice of the Government again. There is no question that Mr. D. hates the natives and all who have to do with them. I hope the Government will select a man of known probity as Commissioner

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one who will report facts and not romances -

Don't trouble to write - You have more than enough to do.


In great haste Yours very faithfully
Hy. T. Clarke

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Private Tauranga

Sepr. 27, 1871



My dear Mr. McLean

I never read with more astonishment any paper than the extracts sent me of Mr. Dometts Memo on Tauranga Lands. Such a tissue of false conclusions in my life. He knows nothing of the subject upon which he writes - Altho' I do not believe Mr. Kelly's motion for a Commission to enquire into these matters was intended in any friendly spirit yet I have reason to be thankful o him - I do not fear the result - After the Commission has sat I will bring Mr. Dometts memo under the notice of the Government again. There is no question that Mr. D. hates the natives and all who have to do with them. I hope the Government will select a man of known probity as Commissioner one who will report facts and not romances -

Don't trouble to write - You have more than enough to do.


In great haste Yours very 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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