Object #1003915 from MS-Papers-0032-0508

2 pages written 22 Aug 1871 by Dr Daniel Pollen in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Daniel Pollen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0508 (61 digitised items). 59 letters written by Dr Pollen from Auckland and Wellington, 1871-1876. One letter from Marian J Pollen, Dec 1876.

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August 22 1871

My dear McLean,

There is nothing new since my last note. Te Wheoro and his party have not yet got away to the Kuiti. Hetit has left Town I did not get sight of him while he was here and as I sent him several messages I conclude that he had some politic reason or other for avoiding communication with officials. Brown who is his intimate friend saw him only once. I have heard nothing more from Waikato.

Henry Williams from the Bay was here just now about his brother the Res. Mag. at Waimate. It appears that he has not been re-appointed since his insolvency and has not received any pay although he has been doing duty. I promised that I would remind you of his case; he is the "poor man" of the family now and is absolutely dependent.

I suppose you to be in the thick of battle now, "Questions" and motions for papers and returns flying about your head in all directions. The little comedy of the choice of speaker, which is all the report of proceedings we have, was charming. Fox as the "heavy father" was very good. If one only knew the real sentiments of the performers it would be fun to collate them with the speeches. Monro must feel himself shoved out into the cold and Bell that he is anchored in a pleasant haven at last, and both so fond of each other; it was really refreshing.

Yours very truly,
Daniel Pollen

Part of:
Inward letters - Daniel Pollen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0508 (61 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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