Object #1013037 from MS-Papers-0032-0296

2 pages written 1 Jan 1860 by Archdeacon Henry Govett in Taranaki Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Gor - Gra, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0296 (31 digitised items). Correspondents:J E Gorst, Grammar School, undated letter; Edward Gorton, Auckland, 1869 & 1874 (2 letters); H Goulstone, 1863 (1 letter); Henry Govett, Taranaki, 1869 & 1871 (5 letters); Margaret Govett, Taranaki, undated letter; Morgan Stanislaus Grace, Wellington, 1869-1876 & undated (10 letters & enclosure); Thomas S Grace, Tauranga & Auckland, 1870-1873 (3 letters); Mrs Grace, undated (6 letters)

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English (ATL)

The Parsonage

Saturday 1860

My dear McLean -

You have been quite misinformed I never made any such statement as that you affirmed the land to belong to W. Kingi.

Only a little while before your arrival I had been informed by the Bp. of Wellington - that you had not been consulted on the Waitara question, and that you did not know the circumstances of the case - so that it was impossible that I could have made any such assertion Miss Hunter in writing to Mrs. Govett mentioned that you were reported to have expressed your opinion that the Governor was mistaken in the course he had adopted. Possibly she may have spoken of this rumour - to some persons here - and hence I have been supposed to have made the speech attributed to me about you -

Hoping that this explanation will prove satisfactory to you -

I remain,
Yours very truly
Henry Govett

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Gor - Gra, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0296 (31 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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