Object #1011347 from MS-Papers-0032-0581

2 pages written 23 Nov 1858 by Thomas Henry Smith to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Thomas Henry Smith, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0581 (69 digitised items). Letters written from Auckland, Maketu, on board SS Egmont off Napier; on board SS Lord Ashley off Napier, 1856-1872. Includes piece-level inventory, 1856-1866 (excludes letters from 1969 accession)

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Nov. 23rd 1858

Dear McLean

There is really nothing to report from the office we are quiet enough --- I have been engaged in turning over a pile of unhappy papers of various dates ranging over a period of some three months which sadly want polishing off with your broad nibbed pen --- many letters are getting quite antiquated --- Old Patuone waited upon His Excellency yesterday to condole with him on the loss of his friends Col. Wynyard and the officers of the 58th Regt. --- The Governor is anxious to have back Fenton's paper on the Census with a minute on it from our office, I promised to look it up and send it on but cannot come across it in the office --- I am afraid it must await your return which I understand we are to look for at the end of the week --- Mr. Strang was in town yesterday with Douglas and called in at the office --- Baker has not been at office but is, I understand, engaged at home by your direction --- Having no excuse for spoiling more paper, I will not "enlarge" as our friend Fenton says ---

Believe me
Yours truly
Thos. H. Smith
D. McLean Esqr. JP.

Part of:
Inward letters - Thomas Henry Smith, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0581 (69 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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