Jany. 5th 1864
I wrote to you a week or two back saying that I was sorry that nothing could be done respecting my J. P. ship at the same time saying something about leaving the country.
I now have to thank you for your kindness is not forgetting me, too, I have received a letter from the Attorney General stating that my name has been Gazetted as having been omitted in the former List. I understood from the tenor of your Letter that nothing could be done, at present at all events. it struck me that it had been forgotten till after Mr.Fox came into power who I believe has no great liking for me. If such had been the case I should have quietly left the Country in a short time for I could not endure being taunted by those who were annoyed at me for sticking to the Government, neither would I stop here to speak ill of the Government, and more especially of one who have shown me so many great kindnesses as you have done -
I have not many opportunities now of seeing
the Natives, but as far as I can learn they are very much humbled in spirit, they alway say when spoken to about the war - let the Waikatos bear their own sins, But, at the same time they enquire whether the Europeans after subduing the Waikatos will turn on them and take their lands from them - I always tell them that the Europeans will not take their land if they remain quiet without paying them for it, except perhaps for roads which will be for the benefit of all parties. I have laid out twenty two one hundred acre Farms on the Wainui -
I remain, Dear Sir
Donald McLean Esqre.
P. S. I opened this letter to say that the Natives tell me that there are five or six thousand acres of open land not yet used by your sheep on this side of the boundary of the Province they call the place Paiaka it is some miles inland from Waimata. S. L.
Inward letters - Samuel Locke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0393 (103 digitised items)
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