Object #1012191 from MS-Papers-0032-0609

2 pages written 5 Nov 1864 by Edmund Tuke in Puketapu to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Catherine & Edmund Tuke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0609 (19 digitised items). Correspondents:Catherine Tuke, Meeanee, 1867 & 1870 (2 letters); Edmund Tuke, East Coast, Chatham Islands, Napier & Wellington, 1864-1876 (17 letters)

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English (ATL)

Camp Puketapu
5 Nov. 1864.


My dear McLean,

There is a report that we are to be disbanded which is probably true, I hear that you have made large purchases of land at the Wairoa and also the Russell reserve and Tukapau are under offer. As I intend to resign my appointment here as soon as I can get some other employment, I cannot stand having a boy put over my head. The Wairoa being Govt.land might alter my views as regards your king offer of the R.M. of that district. But I would much prefer any appointment nearer Napier if such should become vacant I shall be in town next week and should much like to hear your opinion of the new purchases and take your advise as to whether I had better resign at once or not, as I am heartily sick of this monotonous and long life.


Yours faithfully,
Edmund Tuke.

Part of:
Inward letters - Catherine & Edmund Tuke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0609 (19 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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