Object #1002888 from MS-Papers-0032-0635

3 pages written 20 Feb 1867 by Sir George Stoddart Whitmore in Rissington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - G S Whitmore, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0635 (105 digitised items). 103 letters written from Hawke's Bay and London, 1862-1869 & undated. Includes letter to Miss McLean written from Wellington by T F? Whitmore, undated; sketch map of area from just north of the Mohaka River south to Whitmore's run (undated). Piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969.

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English (ATL)


20 Feb. 1867

My dear McLean -

I have gone for ten days up the Coast. From all I can learn Wairoa is doing well and going on quietly though languishing for your visit and the feast Withers will wait upon you with various documents about calling out the Militia for ball practice - (not bread and butters of course) - The Govt. say I have the power and tell me to do it, but as you are the Governors Deputy here, and by the Act he or his Deputy must call first on me to do it, I have abstained from any action till you arrive and call on me in the usual way.

I had some idea of standing for the Prov. Council and believe I have a majority for my District - but if I can get in Anderson and represent Wairoa myself we shall gain a vote and I may be able to do something for Wairoa.

Is there any chance of an opposition to Stafford I wonder.

Te Heu Heu and Paora Matenga came here and stopped a night with their followers. I fed the lot and entertained the Chiefs at which they were much delighted and asked me to visit them at Taupo.

Probably I may meet you at Wairoa on my return but if not shall be home to the races.

Believe me
Yours very truly
G.S. Whitmore

Part of:
Inward letters - G S Whitmore, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0635 (105 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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