Object #1013138 from MS-Papers-0032-0245

2 pages written 2 May 1870 by Alfred Domett in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Alfred Domett, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0245 (32 digitised items). 32 letters written from Hawke's Bay, Wellington, Auckland, Nelson and Taranaki, 1852-1870 & undated. Includes letter from H S Chapman to Domett, 1866; drafts of two letters from McLean to Domett, Mar 1858 & Jul 1863.

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English (ATL)


May 2, 1870

My dear McLean

I am afraid you will think I tease you too much on one subject - but I must trust to your good nature to excuse it.

I see by the papers that Ormond and yourself are going to have a meeting of natives at Tapuhaereu. Now do you not think something might be done when you are there towards getting down the remains of poor Jack St George? I believe 3 or 4 words from you addressed to the good feelings of the Tapuhaereu men or others who liked poor Jack - and which no one knows better or so well how to put to them as yourself, would get them to take the trouble necessary. Mrs. Domett will never rest till his bones are brought down here, and she will take it as the greatest favor that can be conferred upon her - if you will forward its being done.

I really think you could get this done without much trouble when you are at Taupo - or I should not have liked to ask you.

You will have more letters to read I daresay than you like so I will not lengthen this

Believe me
Yours very truly
Alfred Domett
The Honb. D. McLean

Part of:
Inward letters - Alfred Domett, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0245 (32 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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