Object #1003279 from MS-Papers-0032-0147

2 pages written 9 Nov 1872 by Mother Mary Joseph Aubert in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Ar - Av, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0147 (35 digitised items). Correspondents:H Arrow, Wautakai [?], 1867 (1 letter); A C Arthur, Gisborne & Tokomaru, 1873-1874 (2 letters); Frederick Atchison, Wellington, 1869 (1 letter); Richard Atkins, Wellington, 1873 (1 letter); A S Atkinson, Nelson, 1871 (1 letter); George Atkinson, Wellington, 1875 (1 letter); H A Atkinson, Taranaki, 1873-1876 (8 letters including draft reply from McLean); Hastings Atkinson, Mongawhare, 1857-1859 (2 letters); John James Atkinson, Dunedin, 1870 & 1873 (2 letters); W S Atkinson, Mangati & Taranaki, 1860-1861 (6 letters).Also: M W Atkyns, Parnell, 1866 (1 letter); William Atward, Wairoa, 1851 (1 letter); Marie Joseph Aubert, Napier, 1872 (2 letters); H R Aubrey, Wanganui, 1856-1857 (2 letters); Albert W Hansard, Hon Secretary, Auckland Club, 1860 (1 letter); Thomas Kirk, Auckland Institute, 1870-1871 (2 letters with membership card); Auckland Acclimatisation Society (two subscriber's tickets), 1871-1872; John Avent, Ohiwa, 1872 (1 letter).

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Meanee Flats, Napier

9th November 1872



Honorable Sir,

You have had the kindness while I was in Wellington to promise me some new help towards buying drugs for the poor sick Natives. And I come humbly to beg of your charity the fulfilling of your promise.

You kindly allowed me £40 during the course of the last twelve months. I have several times renewed my stock of drugs and I am at present in great need of having in again a large supply.

Would you in you please, Honorable Sir, let me know at an early opportunity, what sum you are able to dispose

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of towards this benevolent purpose, and when I can get it, in order to enable me to make my purchases according to my means. I wish to get my drugs from Auckland for I can have them much cheaper there than here.

God bless you, Honorable Sir, and reward you manifold for your charity.

I have the honour to be with the greatest respect and gratitude, Honorable Sir,


Your most humble servant
St.Marie Joseph Aubert
Honorable D. McLean
Native and Defence Minister

English (ATL)

Meanee Flats, Napier

9th November 1872



Honorable Sir,

You have had the kindness while I was in Wellington to promise me some new help towards buying drugs for the poor sick Natives. And I come humbly to beg of your charity the fulfilling of your promise.

You kindly allowed me £40 during the course of the last twelve months. I have several times renewed my stock of drugs and I am at present in great need of having in again a large supply.

Would you in you please, Honorable Sir, let me know at an early opportunity, what sum you are able to dispose of towards this benevolent purpose, and when I can get it, in order to enable me to make my purchases according to my means. I wish to get my drugs from Auckland for I can have them much cheaper there than here.

God bless you, Honorable Sir, and reward you manifold for your charity.

I have the honour to be with the greatest respect and gratitude, Honorable Sir,


Your most humble servant
St.Marie Joseph Aubert
Honorable D. McLean
Native and Defence Minister

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Ar - Av, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0147 (35 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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