Object #1013860 from MS-Papers-0032-0228

2 pages written 16 Jun 1864 by George Sisson Cooper in Waipawa to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0228 (108 digitised items). 105 letters written from Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington. Contains correspondence between McLean and Cooper with regard to the purchase of Maori land in Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa in particular, and various complaints and issues that arose from the purchases; also contains information and discussions about the spread of the Pai Marire and Ringatu religions (again, with a particular focus on Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa), and about general Maori affairs. Includes draft letters from McLean to Cooper; letters from George's wife Ellen C Cooper, 1863-1872, and from Sarah Cooper (undated).

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English (ATL)

Waipawa
June 16th 1864


My dear McLean,

Many thanks for your kindness in sending on Mrs.Cooper's letter - but unluckily I can't get away till the next steamer. I have a correspondence on hand, arising out of Newman's opposition to the Bench in the "Weekes" Militia case which I am bound to complete and post before I leave - and I have

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English (ATL)

also a heap of summonses out for cases which must be heard before I can get away. So I must just reconcile myself to the loss of the wedding festivities and sail on 26th instead of today.

I received Fox's letter ordering me down, on Tuesday, and I forward by today's mail a copy of it officially to Major Whitmore.

I expect to be in Napier on Wednesday next so as to have a day or two to spare before sailing. Will you get up a memo. of anything you want me to do for you either official or private in Wairarapa or Wellington.

Meantime, I remain
Sincerely yours
G. S. Cooper

English (ATL)

Waipawa
June 16th 1864


My dear McLean,

Many thanks for your kindness in sending on Mrs.Cooper's letter - but unluckily I can't get away till the next steamer. I have a correspondence on hand, arising out of Newman's opposition to the Bench in the "Weekes" Militia case which I am bound to complete and post before I leave - and I have also a heap of summonses out for cases which must be heard before I can get away. So I must just reconcile myself to the loss of the wedding festivities and sail on 26th instead of today.

I received Fox's letter ordering me down, on Tuesday, and I forward by today's mail a copy of it officially to Major Whitmore.

I expect to be in Napier on Wednesday next so as to have a day or two to spare before sailing. Will you get up a memo. of anything you want me to do for you either official or private in Wairarapa or Wellington.

Meantime, I remain
Sincerely yours
G. S. Cooper

Part of:
Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0228 (108 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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