Object #1001983 from MS-Papers-0032-0280

4 pages written 9 May 1873 by Sir William Fox in Westoe to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir William Fox, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0280 (48 digitised items). 49 letters written from Wellington, Wanganui, Hawke's Bay, Marton, New Plymouth, etc, 1872-1878, and undated. Includes McLean to Fox (draft); Fox to Rogan (copy), May 1873; A McDonald, Oroua to Fox (& reply), Feb 1873.

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to it.

I was applied to in Wanganui a few days ago by Sergt. Austin who asked full two years ago for a Colonial Cross and was he says as good as promised it when he saw you in Auckld. I beleive he quites deserves it. His services extended over five years, and he was over and over again in peril of his life. Of course you know better than I do all about him. Kemp Topia and Col. McDonell all certify to his having earned it. I remember reading

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his journals at the time and thinking he had done good service.

Be so kind as let me hear from you if anything transpires about the Waikato affair.

I am very glad you have got Pollen to join you. He is quite a match for Waterhouse and Sewell and has the good will of the Leg. Council. I had a long note from Bowen by last mail. He seems to like Victoria but

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sorry to leave N. Zeald.


Yours very faithfully,
William Fox

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Westoe, Marton
9. 5. 73


My Dear McLean,

Thanks for your tele. about the Waikato affair. It is unfortunate but if you settle it satisfactorily it will strengthen us rather than otherwise, by obliging the King party to shew their colors on one side or other. In the same point of view I think the assaut on Mackay very beneficial. It will create a split between Rewi and the section who were parties to it.

I was applied to in Wanganui a few days ago by Sergt. Austin who asked full two years ago for a Colonial Cross and was he says as good as promised it when he saw you in Auckld. I beleive he quites deserves it. His services extended over five years, and he was over and over again in peril of his life. Of course you know better than I do all about him. Kemp Topia and Col. McDonell all certify to his having earned it. I remember reading his journals at the time and thinking he had done good service.

Be so kind as let me hear from you if anything transpires about the Waikato affair.

I am very glad you have got Pollen to join you. He is quite a match for Waterhouse and Sewell and has the good will of the Leg. Council. I had a long note from Bowen by last mail. He seems to like Victoria but sorry to leave N. Zeald.


Yours very faithfully,
William Fox

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir William Fox, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0280 (48 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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