Object #1010939 from MS-Papers-0032-0215

4 pages written 14 Dec 1844 by George Clarke in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - George Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0215 (29 digitised items). 28 letters written from Auckland and Bay of Islands, 1844-1874. Piece-level inventory in folder (list excludes letters accessioned in 1969)

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Auckland,
Decr. 14, /44.


Dear McLean,

I was glad to learn by the Hazard that you were in a fair way to the settling the Land question in your district. You will by so doing be rendering a great public service to both Europeans and Natives and in the accomplishment of which there will be a great satisfaction to your own mind.

I am pleased to learn that you are daily gaining

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the confidence of the Natives and also that of the Settlers upright and honest principles must ultimately command the respect of all men and even handed Justice toboth races giving the most ignorant the most favorable consideration and a little leaning towards such in all cases, will continue to you the confidence of all, the Europeans do many things highly offensive to Natives through ignorance of their

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feelings and customs the Natives the same to Europeans let this be pointed out to both races and they will be better prepared amicably to settle their little differences and to live peaceably with each other. No prosperity can be durable in this country which is not based on the mutual good feeling of both races and everything that can be done to restore confidence where it is lost and to cultivate it where it exists is promoting the

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prosperity and happiness not only of this but of future generations hoping that you will long continue thus to seek the happiness and prosperity of this and future generations,


I am, Dear McLean,
Yours very truly,
George Clarke.

Your long letter respecting the distribution of the property highly amused me, it just now reached me.

English (ATL)

Auckland,
Decr. 14, /44.


Dear McLean,

I was glad to learn by the Hazard that you were in a fair way to the settling the Land question in your district. You will by so doing be rendering a great public service to both Europeans and Natives and in the accomplishment of which there will be a great satisfaction to your own mind.

I am pleased to learn that you are daily gaining the confidence of the Natives and also that of the Settlers upright and honest principles must ultimately command the respect of all men and even handed Justice toboth races giving the most ignorant the most favorable consideration and a little leaning towards such in all cases, will continue to you the confidence of all, the Europeans do many things highly offensive to Natives through ignorance of their feelings and customs the Natives the same to Europeans let this be pointed out to both races and they will be better prepared amicably to settle their little differences and to live peaceably with each other. No prosperity can be durable in this country which is not based on the mutual good feeling of both races and everything that can be done to restore confidence where it is lost and to cultivate it where it exists is promoting the prosperity and happiness not only of this but of future generations hoping that you will long continue thus to seek the happiness and prosperity of this and future generations,


I am, Dear McLean,
Yours very truly,
George Clarke.

Your long letter respecting the distribution of the property highly amused me, it just now reached me.

Part of:
Inward letters - George Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0215 (29 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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