Object #1012339 from MS-Papers-0032-0412

3 pages written 27 May 1872 by an unknown author in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, McDonnell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0412 (53 digitised items). Correspondents:Annie E McDonnell, New Plymouth, 1871 (1 letter); Thomas McDonnell (senior), Hokianga & Auckland, 1855-1863 (8 letters). Thomas McDonnell (junior), Auckland, Wellington & Wanganui, 1865-1876 (42 letters, extract from diary and piece-level inventory for letters except for those accessioned in 1969))

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English (ATL)

PRIVATE. Auckland

May 27th. 1872.



My dear McLean,

I sent you a telegram this morning, and now enclose you a formal application, which I sincerely hope you will be pleased to approve of, and recommend. As far as the duties of the position are concerned, I feel perfectly competent to perform them; and it is possible I may be able to assist in Native matters, by communicating with yourself. However, you are the best judge. But should this application meet with your approval, I will feel much obliged, and thank you.

The native Chiefs, especially Pokiha, were much pleased with the Review, which went off with credit.

Mr. Pucky has not yet returned, nor have I received further instructions; and an idle life, is, to me, one of the hardest to live.


I remain, Yours very truly, (Signed)
W. McDonnell.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, McDonnell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0412 (53 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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