Object #1011732 from MS-Papers-0032-0574
4 pages written 15 Aug 1848 by Dr Andrew Sinclair in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 digitised items).
85 letters written from Auckland and Taranaki. Also includes two outward drafts by McLean; and letter from Dr Sinclair, Glasgow to Rev Donald McColl, Glenorchy Manse, Argyleshire, 29 Nov 1856.
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
15 Augt., 1848.
My Dear Sir,
I have duly received your letters of the 29th July and of the 1st instant respecting Mr.Brown's assault on the Native. From the account of the Patient we have received he seems to be tolerably free from danger, and little danger to be apprehended on that account. I have no doubt but that you will be able to settle the matter and as far as we can form an opinion on the subject here we think it will be done by fine to paid to the Native as compensation. Should any outbreak have occurred we would not have sent you assistance in turn, besides there is no Man of war that could be sent to your assistance at present. The Governor in Chief sailed a fortnight ago to Wellington in H.M.S. Calliope and should he have heard of the movement as he would likely do before we have done he would either visit your settlement or send assistance immediately.
The Lt.Governor approves of your sending the Policeman, and directs him to return by a small vessel to sail this morning from Manakau. You will of course have his passage paid and the other usual expenses for ferrying etc. on the way up. He has been paid some wages here of which the Commissioner of Police (Beetcham) will inform you.
We have just received two large Mails from Europe full of news of revolution and rebellion through Europe. We
may also expect to hear still more astounding news by the following mails. Ireland was in a very alarming state and republicanism was being much talked of in England and Scotland, but there is too much principle and practical good sense among our countrymen to give occasion for much fear.
I should be delighted to visit your settlement this summer and will not fail to do so if an opportunity occurs. I returned last night from a three days ramble in Waihehe. I saw a good deal of cultivation in the several little bays and many men employed in cutting firewood, but none in securing timber. The Cowdie seems nearly exhausted there.
In haste I remain,
My dear Sir,
Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 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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