Object #1010857 from MS-Papers-0032-0222

3 pages written 7 Oct 1871 by William Colenso in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 digitised items). 82 letters written from Waitangi (Hawke's Bay) & Napier. Includes letters from McLean to Colenso, and newspaper cuttings re Maori English lexicon

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Napier,
Octr. 7th, 1871


My dear Sir,

I have to thank you for your kind note per "Luna," finding, from Mr. Ormond, that Mrs. Grindell was going to Wellington to her husband, I wrote a note to Major Green, asking him to see her, and get (if possible) Hone Mohi's letter, which, no doubt, was left by G. at home, or to telegraph to G. about it, so as to get it for you. And I shall hope to hear it will timely reach your hand.

Mr. Ormond has kindly given me a copy of Mr. Turton's Report: I am not at all pleased w. his remark (p. 12) - "The claims of the Creditors of Te Hapuku amount to £739. - this sum would be reduced fully one half, were items for the sale of spirits not legally recoverable, and items the recovery of which is barred by the Statute of limitations struck out of the accounts." This, latter, can only apply to mine! And what he owes me is only for goods (and money lent to him, and paid for him) - not charging a single farthing for interest as others have done.

Of course Mr. T. is a new hand here, and knows nothing of the particular case. I am sure that no old hand could have so written. I am sorry for it, and can only hope that neither Te H. nor any other will (or can) so lower themselves as to follow it out: but the hint has been given them, and that by a high Official.

As Mr. Locke is with you, who is one of the 2 Trustees and the principal one too, I have troubled you with this remark in your present busy time - that you may be able to speak to him on the matter - the acting equitably.

I won't trouble you just now with anything more. Hoping that you are well, and wishing you were well through the Session.

I am,
Yours truly,
Wm. Colenso
TO:--Hon. D. McLean

Part of:
Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 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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