Object #1004171 from MS-Papers-0032-0217

3 pages written 21 Jul 1870 by Henry Tacy Clarke in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Henry Tacy Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0217 (61 digitised items). 59 letters written from Tauranga, Maketu, Auckland & Waimate, 1861-1870. Includes letter to Hare Reweti (Charles Davis) from Manuhiri with explanatory note on verso from Louis Hetet, 1870.

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

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English (ATL)

Auckland

July 21st, 1870



My dear Mr McLean

I got your note by the last mail from the South and should have replied at once had I been made aware of the intended time of the departure of the ''Wellington'' I did however the next best thing sent a telegram via Napier the same day by the ''Heera'' answering the principal points of your letter.

I cannot nor can any other of your friends be so unreasonable as to expect that you can write many notes while all your

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English (ATL)

time and attention must be required upon more important matters -

I am watching the proceedings of the Assembly with great attention - and think the Government have reason to be satisfied with the general temper of the ''House'' thanks to the successes over the disaffected natives -

I was quite horrified to see some of my private letters to you printed amongst the papers laid before the ''House''. I do not think it is quite fair to me - not that I object to the matter of the communications appearing but the style is hardly fitted for an official document. When I write of ''hammering'' any one you may depend it is only for the eye of a friend -

You say you do not know what I require the £4,000 for - You cannot have seen my official letters on the subject when I have fully explained everything -

Strange to say I have never heard of any cross purposes between Preece Mair and Hamlin from this side - What is it?

Everything is quiet - and I am carrying on an extensive correspondence whith every native that writes to this office - Firth

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has just come down from his Matamata run, he is very pouri, he thinks something is up in ''King Country'' - I think the fact of his Landlords moving within the boundaries of the ''King'' has a good deal to do with it. I have enquired of Hetit and others but cannot hear a word of unfavorable news - Firth is to report -

Hetit has promised to let me know anything that is moving - It is very strange that Matutaera did not tell Hetit anything of the Aotea affair altho' he was at his house several days after the ''muru'' on his way from Kawhia to Te Kuiti.


Faithfully yours
Hy.T. Clarke

English (ATL)

Auckland

July 21st, 1870



My dear Mr McLean

I got your note by the last mail from the South and should have replied at once had I been made aware of the intended time of the departure of the ''Wellington'' I did however the next best thing sent a telegram via Napier the same day by the ''Heera'' answering the principal points of your letter.

I cannot nor can any other of your friends be so unreasonable as to expect that you can write many notes while all your time and attention must be required upon more important matters -

I am watching the proceedings of the Assembly with great attention - and think the Government have reason to be satisfied with the general temper of the ''House'' thanks to the successes over the disaffected natives -

I was quite horrified to see some of my private letters to you printed amongst the papers laid before the ''House''. I do not think it is quite fair to me - not that I object to the matter of the communications appearing but the style is hardly fitted for an official document. When I write of ''hammering'' any one you may depend it is only for the eye of a friend -

You say you do not know what I require the £4,000 for - You cannot have seen my official letters on the subject when I have fully explained everything -

Strange to say I have never heard of any cross purposes between Preece Mair and Hamlin from this side - What is it?

Everything is quiet - and I am carrying on an extensive correspondence whith every native that writes to this office - Firth has just come down from his Matamata run, he is very pouri, he thinks something is up in ''King Country'' - I think the fact of his Landlords moving within the boundaries of the ''King'' has a good deal to do with it. I have enquired of Hetit and others but cannot hear a word of unfavorable news - Firth is to report -

Hetit has promised to let me know anything that is moving - It is very strange that Matutaera did not tell Hetit anything of the Aotea affair altho' he was at his house several days after the ''muru'' on his way from Kawhia to Te Kuiti.


Faithfully yours
Hy.T. Clarke

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Tacy Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0217 (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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