Object #1001418 from MS-Papers-0032-0158

3 pages written 3 Dec 1860 by Sir Francis Dillon Bell to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Francis Dillon Bell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0158 (46 digitised items). Contains correspondence between McLean and F D Bell, and Bell and William Fox; the correspondence covers the purchase of Maori land (especially at Wairarapa), fighting in the New Zealand Wars, politics (including information about the formation of Governments in the 1870s), and personal matters. 47 letters written from Taranaki, Wellington, London, Shag Valley, Wanganui, Dunedin, Melbourne, 1847-1853

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My dear Mac.,

I hope you are better this morning. I would go to see you, but have to write the last part of the Governor's despatch on the Taranaki question.

I have written the letter you asked me, and I think it meets what you desired to be stated. Your objections to the principle of the N.C. Bill and the impossibility of its being other than a sham without

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a permanent scheme and the provision of money, are put pretty stiff. If you approve of it will you sign and send it me, that it may go as an enclosure. I am first writing my own, which is on the same hook, only that as an assembly man I avow my belief in the willingness of that august body of snobs to make the requisite provision of money

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and plan, if the scheme be only ppopounded to them.


Yours ever,
F.D.B. (Bell)
Monday morning. Dec. 3/60

English (ATL)


My dear Mac.,

I hope you are better this morning. I would go to see you, but have to write the last part of the Governor's despatch on the Taranaki question.

I have written the letter you asked me, and I think it meets what you desired to be stated. Your objections to the principle of the N.C. Bill and the impossibility of its being other than a sham without a permanent scheme and the provision of money, are put pretty stiff. If you approve of it will you sign and send it me, that it may go as an enclosure. I am first writing my own, which is on the same hook, only that as an assembly man I avow my belief in the willingness of that august body of snobs to make the requisite provision of money and plan, if the scheme be only ppopounded to them.


Yours ever,
F.D.B. (Bell)
Monday morning. Dec. 3/60

Part of:
Inward letters - Francis Dillon Bell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0158 (46 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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