Object #1009275 from MS-Papers-0032-0222

2 pages written 19 Mar 1867 by William Colenso to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 digitised items). 82 letters written from Waitangi (Hawke's Bay) & Napier. Includes letters from McLean to Colenso, and newspaper cuttings re Maori English lexicon

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Tuesday March 19/67

My dear Sir,

I called at your office this morning, hoping to see you - I wished just to tell you (in confidence) what I heard from Tareha on Saturday last.

I fell in with him at the Spit - on my way to Petane to vote for Parsons. - I asked him when the hui was to take place at the Wairoa, and if he and other Heretaunga chiefs were going? He said, He supposed they should go with you - but that they would rather be specially invited by the Wairoa folks - adding, "Kei te mohio ano koe ki a matou tikanga."

Of course, I don't know when you may be going thither, but it does seem to me (if time would now permit) that it might be advisable to bring this so-called special invitation about.

There appeared to be some amount of dissatisfaction about Tareha; and I don't think he would have spoken so very freely had he not just had a glass somewhere.

Pray excuse this: it may be wholly unimportant.

I am, my dear Sirs,
Yours truly,
Wm. Colenso

Part of:
Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 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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