Object #1004662 from MS-Papers-0032-0331

4 pages written 4 Mar 1869 by Theodore Minet Haultain in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - T M Haultain, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0331 (19 digitised items). 18 letters written from Wellington, Auckland, Tauranga and Maketu. Includes piece-level inventory.

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English (ATL)


4 March 1869

My dear McLean,

I find that during my absence from Wellington, a mistake has been made in gazetting Major Green to a majority in the Napier Militia - It occurred in this way In October last he was recommended to Dr. Pollen (acting for me) and his appointment was duly signed. I found it on my return from Wanganui, and thinking that from the subordinate position he was holding he was not a suitable person to be a Field Officer of Militia, I put the papers away in my drawer, intending that they should not be acted on; but when I was away the other day they were taken out and passed through the Gazette on the supposition that I had overlooked them - He now becomes senior to Carlyon which is not at all right or desirable, but I do not wish to have the appointment cancelled without some reason can be given -

Could you not induce him to resign this appointment, which I am sure you will agree with me is incompatible with his present position as a clerk in your office.

I do not wish to put an unpleasant task upon you if you are unwilling to undertake it, but I think that your asking him to resign would hurt his feelings less than if I have to do it -

Yours very truly
T. M. Haultain

Part of:
Inward letters - T M Haultain, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0331 (19 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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