Object #1008154 from MS-Papers-0032-0292

3 pages written 12 Jan 1872 by William Gisborne in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - William Gisborne, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0292 (32 digitised items). 32 letters written from Auckland and Wellington, 1856-1873

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Private. Wellington

12 January 1872

My dear McLean,

I send you an Evening Post of 8th instant with what I conceive a libellous article on you personally in connexion with land transactions.

I think that you should take legal advice whether you should not in your private capacity bring an action of libel -

The Governor was privately speaking to me and he thought that in such a case a Minister at home would institute an action - Of course I only tell you this of the Governor's opinion quite confidentially.

Should you bring an action it will not be open to the objection of a political prosecution, but it will be a private matter.

Of course it is a matter altogether for your own consideration, but I think it right that you should have an opportunity of considering it.

I hope you are getting on satisfactorily with your land questions -

Yours truly,
W. Gisborne

Part of:
Inward letters - William Gisborne, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0292 (32 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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