Object #1002455 from MS-Papers-0032-0528

2 pages written 5 Aug 1872 by Joseph Rhodes to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Joseph Rhodes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0528 (79 digitised items). 75 letters written from Napier and Clive, 1868-1872 & undated including letter in Maori from Te Waru, 2 Sep 1868.

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English (ATL)

Clive Grange

August 5th. 1872.



My dear McLean,

Mr. Morrison advises me that Rowle of London made a mistake and packed a parcel of mine in Government case instead of a case of saddlery they were sending to me for the Halcione. I have some 38 cases by the ship Halcione, and this parcel was to have been tinned up in a saddery case, but has gone into Government hands in error. If you come across the parcel, will you kindly forward it to me. It was a stupid mistake at best.

I hear you are as strong as ever in the Ministry, and you will get your 7 years1 lease to quiet the country that refused to think necessary.


Yours very truly (Signed)
J. Rhodes.
To:- The Hon. Donald McLean.

Part of:
Inward letters - Joseph Rhodes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0528 (79 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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