Object #1014896 from MS-Papers-0032-0185

2 pages written by Christopher William Richmond

From: Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0185 (71 digitised items). 67 letters, 1862-1873 & undated. Includes some letters from Harriet Gore Browne, and some drafts of letters from McLean

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Dear Sir,

I send you a sketch of an address relative to the establishment of British Law and the settlement of the land question at Taranaki, which latter subject in necessarily involved in the former. I have tried to shew this connection and to indicate briefly your position with respect to the Waitara Block.

I think after all that has occurred any separate investigation of the to the Waitara Block is very in-expedient. It is true that such an investigation

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could he perfectly consistent with our real position, but it would not be consistent with that position as represented by our political enemies and would be apt to be considered as a recession.

What I have drafted says nothing about compensation for losses, and does not deal with the Waikato question.

I remain dear sir
Yours truly
C.W. Richmond.
Sunday morning.

English (ATL)


Dear Sir,

I send you a sketch of an address relative to the establishment of British Law and the settlement of the land question at Taranaki, which latter subject in necessarily involved in the former. I have tried to shew this connection and to indicate briefly your position with respect to the Waitara Block.

I think after all that has occurred any separate investigation of the to the Waitara Block is very in-expedient. It is true that such an investigation could he perfectly consistent with our real position, but it would not be consistent with that position as represented by our political enemies and would be apt to be considered as a recession.

What I have drafted says nothing about compensation for losses, and does not deal with the Waikato question.

I remain dear sir
Yours truly
C.W. Richmond.
Sunday morning.

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0185 (71 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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