Object #1009514 from MS-Papers-0032-0533

3 pages written 31 May 1858 by Christopher William Richmond

From: Inward letters - C W Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0533 (42 digitised items). 40 letters written from Wellington, Auckland and Nelson, 1857-1873. Includes letter from McLean to Richmond, 16 Dec 1857 and piece-level inventory.

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English (ATL)

the same Circular addressed to Captain Salmon's agent at Turanga.


Yours truly
C. W. Richmond
May 31 /58

Fenton who is in town tells me Takerei thinks of again going down to Taranaki to endeavour to induce Ihaia to leave the district. Takerei suppose that it will receive the Governors support. Fenton says Takerei would not go down if he thought the Governor disapproved. Our reason for not desiring Ihaia's removal (unless as a matter of Humanity) of course is, that we believe no solid peace can be made until the Land Question is settled, and that Ihaia's presence tends to the settlement of that Question, better than his absence. This is a reason however, which though it proceeds upon

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English (ATL)

an equitable regard for the interest of both Races, one cannot explain to a Member of the Land League. C.W.R.

English (ATL)


My dear Maclean

Herewith I forward a letter Captain Salmon has sent me.

It is a curious production and I should like to hear what you think of it.

I am asked to return it in a few days. I presume it has been sent up to Brodie. I have seen another copy of the same Circular addressed to Captain Salmon's agent at Turanga.


Yours truly
C. W. Richmond
May 31 /58

Fenton who is in town tells me Takerei thinks of again going down to Taranaki to endeavour to induce Ihaia to leave the district. Takerei suppose that it will receive the Governors support. Fenton says Takerei would not go down if he thought the Governor disapproved. Our reason for not desiring Ihaia's removal (unless as a matter of Humanity) of course is, that we believe no solid peace can be made until the Land Question is settled, and that Ihaia's presence tends to the settlement of that Question, better than his absence. This is a reason however, which though it proceeds upon an equitable regard for the interest of both Races, one cannot explain to a Member of the Land League. C.W.R.

Part of:
Inward letters - C W Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0533 (42 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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