Object #1008331 from MS-Papers-0032-0245

3 pages written 29 Jul 1863 by an unknown author in Napier City to Alfred Domett

From: Inward letters - Alfred Domett, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0245 (32 digitised items). 32 letters written from Hawke's Bay, Wellington, Auckland, Nelson and Taranaki, 1852-1870 & undated. Includes letter from H S Chapman to Domett, 1866; drafts of two letters from McLean to Domett, Mar 1858 & Jul 1863.

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29 July 1863

My dear Domett

I feel very much obliged for the interest you have taken in our affairs during the present critical state of the Colony and at a time when your hands must be full of all kinds of important work.

The Tiffen matter is settled he resigns at the end of the month and I shall submit Mr. Malcolm Fraser a surveyor at Wellington to you for appointment in his place - as he is very competent for the duties. In the mean time you had better send me authority to act, if you send a blank acting commission to provide for any contingency arising from the office not being filled in the interim I can discharge the duty myself.

I hear you are soon going to call the Assembly together I shall take an opportunity if I can leave to go up and see you during the session.

There is nothing here but drilling taining and preparation for any emergency that may arise unfortunately all this has been neglected to the very last moment, but fortunately Whitmore is well qualified to organise and set matters in motion. Young George looks a handsome active chap in his uniform I have had had time

Part of:
Inward letters - Alfred Domett, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0245 (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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