Object #1010145 from MS-Papers-0032-0502
2 pages written 28 Jun 1869 by Andrew Peters in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - Andrew Peters, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0502 (7 digitised items).
Seven letters written from Napier and Wellington, 1869-1876
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
28th. June 1869
After the fire in Hastings the other day, some of the residents had a meeting at the Masonic Hotel, for the purpose of engaging a Watchman to patrol the streets at night; and one, I believe, is at present engaged, at the salary of £2.10.0 a week. At that meeting, it was hinted about a member of the Police Force doing work about your Honour's residence. I find since, from my own observations, that the Constable who lives, and takes cars of your Honour's house, is in the habit of working in the garden, by instructions, I believe, from Mr. Scully. There is no doubt Mr. Scully's intentions are the very best, but I am certain your Honour is not aware of it; and also that it is contrary to your wish that he should do so. I hope your Honour will not think it presumptious on my part to inform you of it; but there is a few people here in Napier, who, from political motives, are only too glad to get hold of these things, and try to turn them to their own advantage.
I have the honour to be, Sir,
Your most obedient servant
Inward letters - Andrew Peters, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0502 (7 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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