Object #1001182 from MS-Papers-0032-0205

4 pages written 13 Nov 1870 by Hugh Francis Carleton in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Cam - Car, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0205 (36 digitised items). Correspondents:C Campion, Rangitikei, 1858 (1 letter); J D Canning, Porangahau, 1857-1865 (5 letters); J L M Carey, Wellington & Auckland, 1869-1872 (8 letters); R Carey, Wellington, 1860-1861 (4 letters including draft reply from McLean); Robert Carey, London, 1869 re Captain Humphrey of Napier (1 letter); Dora Cargill, Dunedin (undated letter); W W Cargill, Dunedin, 1872-1873 (4 letters); Cargill & McLean, Dunedin, 1869 (1 letter); Stephen Carkeek, Wellington & Wairarapa, 1858-1870 (5 letters); Hugh Carleton, Auckland & Bay of Islands, 1870-1876 (3 letters); J W Carlile, Napier, 1876 (3 letters); W W Carlile, Napier, 1872 (1 letter).

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English (ATL)

Private Auckland
13th Nov. 1870


Dear McLean,

Hargraves asked me to write to you on the subject of my official of this date. He says that you told him that you would be glad to do what you could for the district; and I shall feel personally obliged if you are able to consent.

I may tell you that our natives have an idea that they are neglected

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English (ATL)

on account of their quiet behaviour, and that turbulence is the surest mode of extracting any thing from the Government; an idea which is assiduously fostered by the emissaries from the disaffected tribes. What they mainly want is a surgeon; we can give pills, and do so, Henry Williams, not long since, had to undertake a desperate case of compound fracture, and, to the astonishment of all succeeded. But the man was one of his own natives, and lived near his own house, so that he was able to find time to watch him carefully.

Another candidate has come into the field at the Bay - Offert of Hokianga - the plaintiff in the case of Offert v. Williams. It will do me no harm; but I care very little about a seat, for I want to go back to England. Were it not that folk would say that I was beaten, I should probably withdraw. But Tipperary combativeness is still paramount.


Yours very truly,
Hugh Carleton

English (ATL)

Private Auckland
13th Nov. 1870


Dear McLean,

Hargraves asked me to write to you on the subject of my official of this date. He says that you told him that you would be glad to do what you could for the district; and I shall feel personally obliged if you are able to consent.

I may tell you that our natives have an idea that they are neglected on account of their quiet behaviour, and that turbulence is the surest mode of extracting any thing from the Government; an idea which is assiduously fostered by the emissaries from the disaffected tribes. What they mainly want is a surgeon; we can give pills, and do so, Henry Williams, not long since, had to undertake a desperate case of compound fracture, and, to the astonishment of all succeeded. But the man was one of his own natives, and lived near his own house, so that he was able to find time to watch him carefully.

Another candidate has come into the field at the Bay - Offert of Hokianga - the plaintiff in the case of Offert v. Williams. It will do me no harm; but I care very little about a seat, for I want to go back to England. Were it not that folk would say that I was beaten, I should probably withdraw. But Tipperary combativeness is still paramount.


Yours very truly,
Hugh Carleton

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Cam - Car, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0205 (36 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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