Object #1005540 from MS-Papers-0032-0236

2 pages written 20 Dec 1862 by Edward Spencer Curling to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - E S Curling, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0236 (21 digitised items). 22 letters and memo written from Te Kopanga, Te Aute, Ahuriri, & near Patangata, 1857-1866. Includes letter from McLean to Curling, Jun 1859.

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Tuesday Dec. 20th. 1862.


D. MacLean Esquire, My dear MacLean,


I thank you for your very kind letter. Being very busy in collecting sheep for a general muster for tomorrow I am only able to write you very briefly.

I duly observe all you say, and should be glad to meet your ideas.

The fact is that I retired from Te Aute and hoped to retire entirely, but find now I am pressed to stand for Wai makama by some of my neighbours who ask for a resident member. I have fully explained to our friend Fitzgerald, and I have asked him to be so good as to explain to yourself more fully how matters stand.

Whatever occurs I am truly glad to think that you should have entered the Council and I am very pleased to hear of it, as I feel assured are many others.

Seldom leaving home and seeing but few persons I hardly know what is going on elsewhere. If Ormond does not stand, I presume that J.D. Canning will. Carlyon I was told would not come forward again. In confidence I may name to you that although I believe if I had wished and made exertion I could have been returned Te Aute yet, there are some 2 or 3 who would make great exertions to keep me out.

Really I do not like the Council work and on Saturdays and Mondays the Town members objected to sit - a great task on us - as there is little to amuse one in Napier - who is non-resident.

Please excuse these hasty lines, and melieve me always,


Most faithfully yours,
E. S. Curling.

Part of:
Inward letters - E S Curling, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0236 (21 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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