Object #1010762 from MS-Papers-0032-0590

1 page written 6 Dec 1868 by Robert Stokes to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Stokes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0590 (18 digitised items). Correspondents:Undated letter from Ellen Stokes to Susan McLean (1 letter); Robert Stokes, Wellington & Kaikoura (16 letters)

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COPY Melbourne Kaikora.

December 6th. 1868



My dear McLean,

I am very glad to learn from your note the judicious steps you have taken, with respect to arms and ammunition. What is wanted is that men should be accustomed to the use of their weapons; which will give them confidence, and make them useful, if an emergency should arise.

I am also glad to find a memorial has been prepared to the Governor, on the subject of Whitmore's appointment. I shall go over to Waipawa to sign it, as I think it necessary in the present state of the Province, that everything should be done to strengthen your hands; and I look upon Whitmore's appointment as one of the greatest misfortunes that could befall us.


Yours very truly (Signed)
Robt. Stokes.
To:- D. McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Stokes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0590 (18 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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