Object #1004009 from MS-Papers-0032-0635

2 pages written 17 Sep 1865 by Sir George Stoddart Whitmore in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - G S Whitmore, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0635 (105 digitised items). 103 letters written from Hawke's Bay and London, 1862-1869 & undated. Includes letter to Miss McLean written from Wellington by T F? Whitmore, undated; sketch map of area from just north of the Mohaka River south to Whitmore's run (undated). Piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969.

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English (ATL)

17th Septr., 1865.

My dear McLean,

You will find that they have suspended me from my duties as C.C. for the present because the negotiations you have in hand are too difficult to be transferred. I need not say that this has taken me by surprise and I presume you yourself would have wished differently. However I do not complain except of what was caused by neither of us the manner in which it was done. This was not less galling to me than the loss of the Office is material to me. You however have it in your power to assist me if you like in obtaining an equivalent for the Office. If you make no effort in anyone else's favor, which would I think be hard on me I think I should get the judgeship of the Land Court and at all events with your support I should be certain of it. I need say therefore no more than that I shall take it kindly if you assist me in this for I am very much more embarrassed by losing my office than I should have been if I had expected it when I left for England.

I suppose I shall miss you again if I return which I mean to do if the house is still in session.

Many thanks for the kindness of Miss McLean and yourself to my poor little wife during my absence and

Believe me,
Very truly yours,
G. S. Whitmore.

Part of:
Inward letters - G S Whitmore, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0635 (105 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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