Object #1006844 from MS-Papers-0032-0725

3 pages written 28 Sep 1868 by Sir Donald McLean in Wellington to William Colenso

From: Outward drafts and fragments, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0725 (65 digitised items). Identified correspondents entered in Name Field. Also letter to Karaitiana & Karauria, Aug 1868

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COPY. Wellington.
28th. September 1868.


My dear Sir,

I am in receipt of yours of the 14th., in reference to the printing of the Essay on the Maoris.

I will do what I can in the matter. It ought to be printed at the Government Press. Everything of interest concerning the race should be preserved, and circulated among those who take an interest in such subjects.

I will get a Crusoe to take down with me, as I am not sure whether I have one at home.

You see I have been having a fight with the Government on Defence and Native matters. Both are lamentably conducted. Facts have come under my notice respecting the conduct of these affairs, of which I was quite unconscious until lately; and which I refrain from making use of in the present state of the country.

The treatment of Hawke's Bay opened my eyes to the danger of allowing such men to go on unchecked.

I think the Rarawa native will only get a short sentence. Excuse this hasty epistle.


Yours very truly, (Signed)
Donald McLean.
P.S. If I can do anything for you in Wellington, let me know. To:- Revd. W. Colenso.

Part of:
Outward drafts and fragments, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0725 (65 digitised items)
Series 4 Drafts and fragments of outwards letters, Reference Number Series 4 Drafts and fragments of outwards letters (889 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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