Object #1009477 from MS-Papers-0032-0574

3 pages written 28 Oct 1850 by Dr Andrew Sinclair in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 digitised items). 85 letters written from Auckland and Taranaki. Also includes two outward drafts by McLean; and letter from Dr Sinclair, Glasgow to Rev Donald McColl, Glenorchy Manse, Argyleshire, 29 Nov 1856.

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28th Octr., 1850.

My Dear Sir,

I only received your letter of the 20th of September two days ago and as it contains some notices of the state of things in your neighbourhood I shewed it to Sir George. He desires me to say that he wishes you to remain in the way as he may want your services very soon. He with Lady Grey, Col. Bolton Mr. Dillon and Capt. Nugent are to sail to morrow in H. M. Ship Fly for Wellington. When the Governor arrives at that place you may expect to hear from him I suppose he willbe several months at the south visiting the different settlements and watching over the establishment of "New Canterbury".

We go on very prosperously here but still indulged with the vituperative notices and abuse of the "Southern Cross". Brown cannot live but in opposition. You will see the Bill just printed of the new proposal of elective institutions which it is hoped will be satisfactory to the most liberal. The home government are aware of the proposal, having been informed many months ago that it would be made about this time.

When you can get leave to come up here I hope during your stay you will take up your quarters with

Yours very truly,
A. Sinclair.

Part of:
Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 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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