Object #1003972 from MS-Papers-0032-0228

3 pages written 21 Jan 1863 by George Sisson Cooper to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0228 (108 digitised items). 105 letters written from Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington. Contains correspondence between McLean and Cooper with regard to the purchase of Maori land in Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa in particular, and various complaints and issues that arose from the purchases; also contains information and discussions about the spread of the Pai Marire and Ringatu religions (again, with a particular focus on Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa), and about general Maori affairs. Includes draft letters from McLean to Cooper; letters from George's wife Ellen C Cooper, 1863-1872, and from Sarah Cooper (undated).

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

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My dear McLean

Would you be kind enough to give the accompanying letter to Buckland for me - it is about sending wethers to him. I am sure you will give me any assistance in this matter that you may be able, by advising with Buckland, or any other way you may see advisable. I send the letter open for you to read. You will see

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that I have left everything to him, and this was done in case you should not have time to see him on the subject. I shd. think he would take your advice, as a matter of course.

I send you another letter herewith upon official matters, written so that you can make any use of it. It contains nothing that we have not discussed already - but I thought it as well to give you a memo, of the

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most important matters and what I thought about them.

I trust entirely to your kindness and influence at Auckland to remove any unpleasant impressions that may have been created there about me - and with many thanks for very many kindnesses, and wishing you a pleasant trip

I remain,
Your's very sincerely
G. S. Cooper
January 21st 1863

English (ATL)


My dear McLean

Would you be kind enough to give the accompanying letter to Buckland for me - it is about sending wethers to him. I am sure you will give me any assistance in this matter that you may be able, by advising with Buckland, or any other way you may see advisable. I send the letter open for you to read. You will see that I have left everything to him, and this was done in case you should not have time to see him on the subject. I shd. think he would take your advice, as a matter of course.

I send you another letter herewith upon official matters, written so that you can make any use of it. It contains nothing that we have not discussed already - but I thought it as well to give you a memo, of the most important matters and what I thought about them.

I trust entirely to your kindness and influence at Auckland to remove any unpleasant impressions that may have been created there about me - and with many thanks for very many kindnesses, and wishing you a pleasant trip

I remain,
Your's very sincerely
G. S. Cooper
January 21st 1863

Part of:
Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0228 (108 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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