Object #1004230 from MS-Papers-0032-0270

4 pages written 15 Sep 1873 by Sir James Fergusson in New Zealand to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir James Fergusson (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0270 (38 digitised items). 38 letters written from Wellington and Wairarapa, 1873-1874. Includes letters to Mr Reynolds from Fergusson, Sep 1874; to Donald McLean from Ella Fergusson (undated) re books sent to Muriel; letters fron Donald McLean to Fergusson re his knighthood, 1874

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Private. Government House, New Zealand,

15th Sept. 1873



My dear Mr. McLean,

Many thanks for your telegrams which are interesting. As for cattle lifting you and I dont mind that; but there does seem to be an uneasy and dissatisfied feeling about the legislation.

It is natural that natives should be nervous about changes: at the same time they themselves ask for some. It seems a pity that Wi Tako should be so badly reported; could it not be arranged that he should get his speech written out in Maori and then that it should be literally translated for Hansard? I am told that his best points were not interpreted at all, and no doubt it must annoy him and his friends.

I should like to have some conversation with you upon these current matters. Can you spare time from the House for a couple of hours to dine tonight or tomorrow at 7 o'clock.


Yours sincerely,
James Ferugsson

The service upon which the Luna may be wanted is to fetch Judge Richmond from Nelson: as the points of law involved in the extradition case are rather too important to be settled by a single judge. I do not yet know however whether Judge Richmond is well enough or otherwise able to come. Please not to mention this. J.F.

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir James Fergusson (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0270 (38 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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