Object #1013623 from MS-Papers-0032-0222

1 page written 9 Oct 1866 by William Colenso to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 digitised items). 82 letters written from Waitangi (Hawke's Bay) & Napier. Includes letters from McLean to Colenso, and newspaper cuttings re Maori English lexicon

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English (ATL)

Tuesday mg. Oct. 9th. 1866

My dear Sir,

Thinking over the present state of affairs (Hauhaus and settlers) it has occurred to me - to offer you my personal services to go and see these unhappy people - this morning, if you approve of it. To try to bring them to a better state of mind - or, at all events, to know their wants, and (if possible) their intentions - before proceeding to the last resource.

I suppose you know well the old Native Custom (which these half-wild peoples no doubt still hold) or in such matters to treat with ''Chiefs'' - or those whom they consider to be such. I will call on you at your office at x a.m.

I am, My dr Sirs,
Yours truly,
W. Colenso
His Honor, D. McLean Esq.
etc. etc. etc.

Part of:
Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 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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