Object #1002613 from MS-Papers-0032-0581
3 pages written 25 Nov 1859 by Thomas Henry Smith in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - Thomas Henry Smith, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0581 (69 digitised items).
Letters written from Auckland, Maketu, on board SS Egmont off Napier; on board SS Lord Ashley off Napier, 1856-1872. Includes piece-level inventory, 1856-1866 (excludes letters from 1969 accession)
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
November 25th 1859
My dear McLean,
I was truly delighted to see again the scratch of your broad nib. The Govr. shewed me your's of the 13th reporting progress - ere this, you are I trust, in comfortable quarters in Wellington daily gaining strength - and shall wait to hear that you are yourself again or something like it before bothering you with business - lest I get a worse character than your Maori friends - You will hear that Governor is about visiting the south - he leaves on the 27th in the ''Niger'' from the Manuka proceeding to Nelson to lay the foundation stone of the College on the 1st of Decr. - he will leave about the 5th for Waitohi then on to Otago direct where he will probably be between the 14th and 21st - he then comes on to Canterbury hoping to get there by the 25th - leaves about 5th Jany. and so home calling in at Turanga on the way I mention the route and dates in case you may wish to communicate with H. E. - Bell goes down to Turanga next month to investigate the claims of the settlers. He has just looked in as I am writing and sends love and is very sorry to hear of your
illness - Many enquiries are made and kind messages sent - James Fulloon begs to be mentioned as among the number of enquirers.
I find I am again driven up into a corner and that the mail is just closing - so must close also with assurance of my sincere sympathy and best wishes for your speedy restoration - Rogan is at Kaipara or he would write.
Believe me, Dear McLean
Ever fai thfully yours
Thos. H. Smith
Inward letters - Thomas Henry Smith, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0581 (69 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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