Object #1008963 from MS-Papers-0032-0006

2 pages written 4 Jun 1863 by Sir Donald McLean in Napier City

From: Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0006 (61 digitised items). Contains correspondence with regard to the purchase of Maori land in Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa in particular, and in Porirua to a lesser extent; some of the correspondence relates to the addressing of Maori grievances arising from the sales; also contains some correspondence about the conditions of McLean's employment and his role as a provincial politicianIncludes minutes of meeting held at Takapuwahia (26 Sep 1861) concerning charges brought against W N Searancke by Te Kakakura Wi Parata over a Ngati Toa land dispute.

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Napier
4 June 1863


Sir,

Having relinquished the pay and emoluments attached to the office of Chief Land purchase Commissioner I have the honor to submit for the consideration of His Excellencys Govt. that I may be allowed such a sum for past services in lieu of pension as the Govt. may feel justified in awarding.

It is unnecessary for me to enumerate the various difficult and arduous duties that I have been called upon to discharge for the last 19 years as those are already well known. I therefore rely with confidence upon such

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a recognition of my claims as the Govt. may deem me entitled to.

In asking compensation for past services I should add that I am continually engaged in duties connected with the general Govt. for which I receive no remuneration those duties I am perfectly willing to perform, but as they involve heavy responsibility besides considerable pecuniary expences that I cannot recover.

I am in hopes the Govt. will fully recognise the justice of my present application.

I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your most obt. servt.
Donald McLean
C. L. P. Comr.

English (ATL)

Napier
4 June 1863


Sir,

Having relinquished the pay and emoluments attached to the office of Chief Land purchase Commissioner I have the honor to submit for the consideration of His Excellencys Govt. that I may be allowed such a sum for past services in lieu of pension as the Govt. may feel justified in awarding.

It is unnecessary for me to enumerate the various difficult and arduous duties that I have been called upon to discharge for the last 19 years as those are already well known. I therefore rely with confidence upon such a recognition of my claims as the Govt. may deem me entitled to.

In asking compensation for past services I should add that I am continually engaged in duties connected with the general Govt. for which I receive no remuneration those duties I am perfectly willing to perform, but as they involve heavy responsibility besides considerable pecuniary expences that I cannot recover.

I am in hopes the Govt. will fully recognise the justice of my present application.

I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your most obt. servt.
Donald McLean
C. L. P. Comr.

Part of:
Native Land Purchase Commissioner - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0006 (61 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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