Object #1010240 from MS-Papers-0032-0169

3 pages written 5 Jul 1870 by Sir George Ferguson Bowen in New Zealand to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir George and Lady Diamantina Bowen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0169 (122 digitised items). 119 letters written from Auckland, Wanganui, Wellington, Melbourne, Dunedin, Taranaki, Mercer, May 1868-Aug 1874, and undated. Includes draft letters from McLean.

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Government House New Zealand

July 5, 1870

My dear McLean,

I have just seen Captain Maney of the ''Virago'' - I find that he had left Auckland before he received my letter asking him to do what you recommended, viz. to stay a month at Tauranga. Accordingly, he acted on his instructions from Commodore Lambert; called in at Tauranga for a day; was told by the local authorities that all was quiet there; so he came on here touching at various places on the East Coast. He will stay at Wellington until the Commodore's arrival at the end of this month, unless we want to send him on special service, in case of a disturbance anywhere. He thinks that the ''Blanche'' has gone to the Auckland and Bounty Islands, and will be here soon.

I gave a note to you to Mr. Hirtzell recommended by Sir E. Lingard; but I hope that you will recollect that I know nothing of the merits of these applicants, and do not, in the most remote manner, desire to interfere with the public patronage of the colony, when I simply introduce any of them to you.

Ever yrs.,
G. F. Bowen
P. S. Pray tell your colleagues about the ''Virago'' and ''Blanche''.

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir George and Lady Diamantina Bowen, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0169 (122 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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