Object #1008006 from MS-Papers-0032-0276

2 pages written 26 Mar 1846 by Josiah Flight to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Josiah Flight, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0276 (45 digitised items). 43 letters addressed from Mangoraka, Te Ika Moana, Resident Magistrate's Office, New Plymouth, Henui, 1846-1872, and undated. Also letter from A D Flight, 6 Mar [187-], New Plymouth to Sir Donald McLean; letter from Josiah Flight to Thomas Kelly, 22 Jul 1870 re Cape Egmont Flax CompanyAlso poem addressed to `My dear Donald McLean' entitled `No Land' (on verso) written by Josiah Flight

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English (ATL)

Mangaraka

26th March 1846



My dear Sir,

I feel greatly obliged by the trouble you have given yourself in sending to allay the apprehensions under which you very justly suppose we must have been from hearing of the reports respecting Katatori which had been related to us with such Maori circumstantiality that made us fear there was too much reason to suppose there was some foundation for them.

It is certainly very gratifying to find the native population at any time not acting so badly as we had reason to suspect but prudence must oblige us to watch them carefully until we have the power to prevent their injuring either themselves or any of the White population.

Excuse the haste in which I write but I do not like to detain your lad.

Our family all desire their kind regards and thanks for your kind consideration for their ease of mind.


I am, My dear Sir Yrs. very sincerely
Josiah Flight
. D. McLean Esqre.

English (ATL)

Mangaraka

26th March 1846



My dear Sir,

I feel greatly obliged by the trouble you have given yourself in sending to allay the apprehensions under which you very justly suppose we must have been from hearing of the reports respecting Katatori which had been related to us with such Maori circumstantiality that made us fear there was too much reason to suppose there was some foundation for them.

It is certainly very gratifying to find the native population at any time not acting so badly as we had reason to suspect but prudence must oblige us to watch them carefully until we have the power to prevent their injuring either themselves or any of the White population.

Excuse the haste in which I write but I do not like to detain your lad.

Our family all desire their kind regards and thanks for your kind consideration for their ease of mind.


I am, My dear Sir Yrs. very sincerely
Josiah Flight
. D. McLean Esqre.

Part of:
Inward letters - Josiah Flight, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0276 (45 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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