Object #1002257 from MS-Papers-0032-0190
From: Inward letters - Walter Lawry Buller, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0190 (26 digitised items). 26 letters written from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Wanganui, 1857-1875, undated
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The terms of this letter satisfy my mind on the point for a further elucidation of which I was induced to withhold my official reply of 6th ultimo till hearing further from you. To prevent, therefore, any unnecessary delay I have done myself the honor to accept the Appt. (as p.letter, 6th Sept.) without waiting to hear from you on the subject. While thanking you for your kindness, I would beg to say that I am ready to enter at once upon the additional duties to which your letter refers, for until then (as it appears from Mr.Smith's letter
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) my salary will continue as heretofore.
I am glad to inform you that the natives are now very quiet. The recent excitement has quite disappeared.
The soreness too about the Reserves is in a great measure relieved, the Atty.Genl. having ruled that the Native Reserves made by Col. McCleverty - in consideration for numerous kumera
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grounds, and other plantations within and in the neighbourhood of the Town of Wellington, which were ceded to the Govt. - do not come within the meaning of the Nat.Res.Act, 1856.
I am right glad that this vexed point has at length been set at rest. The Atty.General's decision quite
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he would readily seize on any opportunity of re-ingratiating himself. He was brutally assaulted at the Hutt, the other day, by some mad-caps of pakehas. His men became very exasperated and serious evil, if not bloodshed, would have ensued but for his discreet and praiseworthy conduct in restraining them.
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The case occupied the attention of the R.M. for two days, and eventuated in the 4 defendants'
being fined, and Wi Tako (the complainant) highly commended for the exemplary course pursued by him.
Awaiting the favor of a reply I am, My dear Sir,
D. McLean Esa.
Inward letters - Walter Lawry Buller, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0190 (26 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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