Object #1007880 from MS-Papers-0032-0664

1 page written 14 Oct 1872 by Charles Marshall in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Inward letters - Fragments and letters from unidentified correspondents, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0664 (176 digitised items). Large folder of letters, many from unidentified correspondents. Those that have been identified include the following: Herbert E Leadam (1866); Richard W Woncken of Wanganui to George H Davies (1876); fragment from his sister-in-law Catherine McLean (undated & 1866 fragment); Charles Weby of Napier (1868); D Schmit re discovery of gold (undated); Clifton College (1869); H Te Mautaranui of Auckland (1860); J Smith of Dunedin (1872); J W H Maclean (undated fragment); Henry Crowdise of Napier (1862); Thomas Chargellray of Ireland (1871); CGC [C G Crosse?](undated); Joseph Busland of 360 George Street (1874); Birthia W (1852); A Domett (1863); Agent General (undated); Catherine Stevenson of Glasgow (1853); S.K. of Wanganui (1848); letter from George McLean of Glasgow re death of Donald McLean's brother Captain John McLean and giving news of his family (1872); Henry Bodaan of Napier (1866); J Meisen of Dunedin (1876); H M S Esk (1865); Robert G Harvey of Napier (1865); letter written from Parawai (Mar 1876); C Marshall of Auckland (1872); J Watson Bain (1858); Catherine Wray, Ireland (1871); E D H Fairtlough (1875); letter addressed to Dear Thatcher (Frederick Thatcher?), undated; letter to Editor of Wanganui Chronicle, 1856; letter recommending John Oakley from a London correspondent (undated fragment). Many other letter fragments or letters with indecipherable signatures.

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

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English (ATL)


October 14th. 1872.

My dear Sir,

It is with the greatest satisfaction that I avail myself of the opportunity of congratulating you upon your reinstalment inti the conducting of Native and Defence affairs, which I sincerely trust you will retain until the final arrangement of the Native Question, and also the signal defeat of the Opposition.

I have to apologise for the delay of the dottings of Waikato of Olden times, which I herewith forward. I have given you a few incidents in a rough and unsophisticated manner, of personal experiences, leaving it for your Locum Tenens to put it into shape excluding my name.

The Natives are settling down, resuming their late placidity. The change in the Ministry occasioned a serious ferment, pro tem.

Wishing you every success, with the sincerity of an old and true friend, believe me

Yours very truly (Signed)
C. Marshall.
To:- The Honorable Donald McLean C.M.G. Wellington.

Part of:
Inward letters - Fragments and letters from unidentified correspondents, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0664 (176 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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