Object #1015222 from MS-Papers-0032-0002

2 pages written 18 Jun 1846 by Rev Henry Hanson Turton in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean in New Plymouth District

From: Protector of Aborigines - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0002 (34 digitised items). Includes correspondence with George Clarke, Chief Protector of Aborigines and others relating to Maori affairs in the Taranaki and Wanganui area. Includes list of the principal chiefs of the Puketapu tribe (1845), many of whom had settled at the unoccupied Ngati Toa pa at Te Uruhi on the Kapiti Coast; a report by Rev. Skevington on a dispute between Taupo and Wanganui Maori; description of the boundaries of the small block including the town and suburbs of New Plymouth, 22 Nov 1844 and lists of expenses incurred by McLean carry out his official duties

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English (ATL)

New Plymouth

June 18th - 1846



My dear Sir,

I beg to forward for your perusal the accompanying document, which is the copy of a letter forwarded to Governor Grey; from this place, on the 29th of April.

With respect to the number of signatures attached to it, I have merely to say, that they are as many as there was time and convenience to procure. Otherwise I can assure you there is not a gentleman in this settlement who would not have subscribed his name with the same cordiality and readiness as was manifested by those whose names appear. You will therefore I believe do right to consider it as but a private expression of general feeling.

I would have sent you the foregoing at an earlier period, had not your hasty departure for Wanganui prevented my doing so. Hoping that you will receive this as a sufficient excuse for my delay.


I beg to remain, My dear sir, Yours truly (Signed)
W. Hanson Turton

Mission House To Donald McLean Esq.,
New Plymouth.

English (ATL)

New Plymouth

June 18th - 1846



My dear Sir,

I beg to forward for your perusal the accompanying document, which is the copy of a letter forwarded to Governor Grey; from this place, on the 29th of April.

With respect to the number of signatures attached to it, I have merely to say, that they are as many as there was time and convenience to procure. Otherwise I can assure you there is not a gentleman in this settlement who would not have subscribed his name with the same cordiality and readiness as was manifested by those whose names appear. You will therefore I believe do right to consider it as but a private expression of general feeling.

I would have sent you the foregoing at an earlier period, had not your hasty departure for Wanganui prevented my doing so. Hoping that you will receive this as a sufficient excuse for my delay.


I beg to remain, My dear sir, Yours truly (Signed)
W. Hanson Turton

Mission House To Donald McLean Esq.,
New Plymouth.

Part of:
Protector of Aborigines - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0002 (34 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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