Object #1011990 from MS-Papers-0032-0566

2 pages written 15 Jan 1872 by William Nicholas Searancke in Hamilton City to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Inward letters - W N Searancke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0566 (65 digitised items). 62 letters written from Hamilton, Raglan, Ngaruawhahia, Alexandra, 1869-1873 & undated letters from Otaki, Manawatu, Castle Point, Rangitikei, Waiuku, Wellington, The Hutt, Whangarei and Raglan. Also undated map showing coastal strip extending south from Kukutauaki to Paekakariki (Waikanae Block?). Letter in Maori to Searancke from Heta Tarawhiti of Taupiri, 1869.

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English (ATL)

15th. Jany. 1872.

My dear Mr. McLean,

I am very glad to hear that Brabant has got the appointment of R.M. at Opotiki for a better qualified and better fellow is not to be met with, as his removal will cause a vacancy at Raglan might I suggest that my present Clerk Andrew Barton be transferred there and that Mr. Edwards now acting as Interpreter to the Officer Commanding be made Clerk in his place. I do not plead the quantity of the work, but the quality is such that a. Barton is incapable of undertaking. I have always kept all accounts etc. and found the inconvenience frequently. I have no ill will to Andrew quite the contrary and if no arrangements have been made to fill up vacancy caused by Brabants promotion, I will be greatly obliged if you would give this your consideration of course Mr. Edwards services would be always available by Col. Lyon when required.

I am Yours very faithfully
William N. Searancke.
D. McLean Esq. Wellington.

Part of:
Inward letters - W N Searancke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0566 (65 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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