Object #1001983 from MS-Papers-0032-0280
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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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
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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