Object #1003155 from MS-Papers-0032-0444

2 pages written 4 Aug 1869 by Frederick Edward Maning to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - F E Maning, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0444 (67 digitised items). 58 letters written from Auckland and Hokianga, 1860-1870. Includes letter in Maori to Maning from Hone Mohi Tawhai, 1869; from Hoani Makaho Te Uruoterangi, Akarana, 1870; unsigned letter in Maori written from Weretana to Te Rauparaha, Sep 1869; T H Maning to his father, 1870; Maning to White, 1870; Harry H King to Maning, 1870.Includes piece-level inventory, 1860-1876 & undated (excluding 1969 acquisitions)

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English (ATL)

My Dear McLean,

I can say exactly as you that I would have been extremely gaad to have called on you but that I have so little time and moreover I don't know where to find you loose when I saw your jolly old face today in court I felt a lot of aroha.

It is no use you and I pretending to Visit each other untill we have some spare time so as to enable us to talk on our usual rather extended scale, after this beastly Manawatu affair is over I hope we shall both have some time to spare.

You are now My old friend in a position where laurels may be gained, by great pains, and great good fortune. The latter I wish you with all my heart the pains will come of their own accord. I only wish I could be of any service to you in the hurly burly which, is before you.

Although rather obstinatious (a new word) in my character of Jdg. N.L.C. I am My dear McLean,

Yours as ever,
F.E. Maning.
August 4/69.

Part of:
Inward letters - F E Maning, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0444 (67 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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