Object #1003294 from MS-Papers-0032-0658

2 pages written 4 May 1869 by George Tovey Buckland Worgan in Wairoa to Sir Donald McLean in Napier City

From: Inward letters - George B Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0658 (95 digitised items). 93 letters and memos written from Wairoa, Napier and Wanganui, 1864-1873. Includes piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969.

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English (ATL)

Wairoa

May 4th 69


4 p.m.
Dear Sir,

I am obliged at the eleventh hour to write instead of getting down in the Steamer and seeing you personally - I am unwilling to write one half of what the real circumstances are here - The letters I forward you will go somewhat towards an explanation - I pressed Mr. Richmond very strongly to give me a passage, but he refused alleging it a matter of duty to do so - the reason for so doing is obvious - I have done all in my power and can take care of myself - at the same time I would ask you to wait my arrival before assenting to an proposition whatever - I make no bad guess as to the present posture of affairs - and half an hour's conversation will do more than any amount of writing - I simply send these three lines to explain why I am not in Napier by this Steamer -


I beg to remain Dear Sir Your obed. servt.
Geo. B. Worgan
D. McLean Esq. Napier

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English (ATL)


The natives all look to me to go to Napier to explain things to you - indeed you will see as much in their letters - G.B.W.

English (ATL)

Wairoa

May 4th 69


4 p.m.
Dear Sir,

I am obliged at the eleventh hour to write instead of getting down in the Steamer and seeing you personally - I am unwilling to write one half of what the real circumstances are here - The letters I forward you will go somewhat towards an explanation - I pressed Mr. Richmond very strongly to give me a passage, but he refused alleging it a matter of duty to do so - the reason for so doing is obvious - I have done all in my power and can take care of myself - at the same time I would ask you to wait my arrival before assenting to an proposition whatever - I make no bad guess as to the present posture of affairs - and half an hour's conversation will do more than any amount of writing - I simply send these three lines to explain why I am not in Napier by this Steamer -


I beg to remain Dear Sir Your obed. servt.
Geo. B. Worgan
D. McLean Esq. Napier

The natives all look to me to go to Napier to explain things to you - indeed you will see as much in their letters - G.B.W.

Part of:
Inward letters - George B Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0658 (95 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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