Object #1001929 from MS-Papers-0032-0261

2 pages written 20 Apr 1848 by an unknown author in Wellington

From: Inward letters - Lt Gov E J Eyre, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0261 (30 digitised items). 30 letters written from Wellington, Taranaki and Auckland, 1848-1853 and undated. Includes draft letter from McLean, Oct 1848.

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Letter from Governor Eyre, to Mawae, dated 20th. April 1848.

COPY. Government House Wellington
20th. April 1848.

Friend Mawae,

This is my letter to you. I have thought of the wishes expressed by you and by the other natives that the question about your lands should be settled. Therefore I have sent Mr. McLean to enquire into and arrange the matter.

Let your words then be good, and your thoughts straight, that the payment may be made.

Agree, all you Maoris, amongst your-selves; and let there be no more quarrelling, as when Mr. Symonds went to arrange the matter. Otherwise Mr. McLean will have to go away too, and no conclusion will ever be come to. Listen to Mr. McLean. He has your interests at heart; and will ask you to agree to nothing but what is right and just. He is appointed by the Government to settle this business. Let all the natives know this, and then agree amongst yourselves who is to receive the money. It is not for me, but for all who have just claims. Be not long about making up your minds, lest Mr. McLean be called away, and the matter be left unfinished. He cannot stay long; but must return to Taranaki.

Friend Mawae, I send you a cloak, - a small token of my good will towards you.

This is all from your friend, the Lieut. Governor. To:-

Part of:
Inward letters - Lt Gov E J Eyre, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0261 (30 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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