Object #1013466 from MS-Papers-0032-0016

4 pages written 30 Nov 1860 by Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne in Auckland City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Miscellaneous native affairs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0016 (29 digitised items). Includes a letter in Maori regarding the sale of land in the Manawatu

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English (ATL)

Government House. Auckland.

30th. November 1860.


Being very desirous that the members of the Council to be nominated by the Crown, under the ''Native Council Act,'' should be gentlemen entitled to, and possessing, the confidence of both races of Her Majesty's subjects in this colony, I have to request that you permit me to submit your name to Her Majesty, as one of the Members of that Council.

The intimate knowledge which you possess, of the wants and wishes of the Maori race, your great experience, your known regard for their interests, and care for their welfare, and their attachment to you personally, lead me to hope that you will not refuse to assist in the introduction of a system, which I trust will be productive of good to both races.

I have the honour to be Sir,
Your obedient servant (Signed)
T. Gore Browne.
To:- Donald McLean Esq.
Native Secretary.

Part of:
Miscellaneous native affairs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0016 (29 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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