Object #1007182 from MS-Papers-0032-0574

3 pages written 8 Jan 1851 by Dr Andrew Sinclair in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 digitised items). 85 letters written from Auckland and Taranaki. Also includes two outward drafts by McLean; and letter from Dr Sinclair, Glasgow to Rev Donald McColl, Glenorchy Manse, Argyleshire, 29 Nov 1856.

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8th Jany., 1851.

My Dear Sir,

I send this note by a special Messenger from the Police Force conveying to Sir George the melancholy intelligence of the death of General Pitt and as I do not know where His Excellency is will you give the Messenger the necessary orders and assistance to accomplish the object of his journey so far as you can.

I was glad to hear from you the other day and that you had seen His Excellency Sir George in good spirits. He has had much to worry him lately, but I have no doubt that he will survive and conquer it all. The Southerns who have so violently rejected his proferred constitution will find I have no doubt that neither the Home Government nor the House of Lords will sanction one quite so liberal as he has proposed. Certainly the Southerns will not get what they ask for as it would be in fact making a republic but under another name.

I must close and send the Messenger off. I remain,
Yours truly,
A. Sinclair.

Part of:
Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 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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