Object #1000949 from MS-Papers-0032-0609

2 pages written 6 Jul 1870 by Edmund Tuke in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Catherine & Edmund Tuke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0609 (19 digitised items). Correspondents:Catherine Tuke, Meeanee, 1867 & 1870 (2 letters); Edmund Tuke, East Coast, Chatham Islands, Napier & Wellington, 1864-1876 (17 letters)

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6 July 1870

Dear McLean,

In looking carefully over your Militia Bill I find three clauses which I think are objectionable.

I would suggest that in clause 1 the words after Officer Commanding should be left out and the following inserted ''The officer appointed to take command by order His Exl. the Govr.'' The reason I give for this is that there are officers in my district who you would not like to place in command, but who by virtue of their seniority would claim it. By Clauses 47 and 48 you militarise the demilitarised force the armed Cony.

Yours sincerely,
Edmund Tuke.

Part of:
Inward letters - Catherine & Edmund Tuke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0609 (19 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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