Object #1015271 from MS-Papers-0032-0215

2 pages written 6 Jan 1845 by George Clarke in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - George Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0215 (29 digitised items). 28 letters written from Auckland and Bay of Islands, 1844-1874. Piece-level inventory in folder (list excludes letters accessioned in 1969)

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English (ATL)

Auckland.
Jany.6, /45.


Dear McLean,

Your private letter and public report reached me last week I was very much pleased with it and am glad to learn that you are getting on so well in the settlement of the land question you must expect difficulties especially on such a complicated question as that of land but with patience and perseverence you will conquer all.

You cannot too often impress upon the minds of the Natives how much they are injuring themselves by being unreasonable with the Europeans and that you will only assist them in their just and equitable affairs I am glad you were able to stop their own quarrels and I hope

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English (ATL)

the feelings of both races towards each other will daily improve but there must be mutual forbearance with each other.

Be so kind as to keep me fully informed on all subjects connected with your district little things should he noted by you as well as great things important inferences are often deduced from small matters more decisive than from larger.

Mr. Henry is just going to the Bay of Islands for a week or two so that I shall be a good deal pressed for time. Excuse haste.


Yours very sincerely,
George Clarke.

English (ATL)

Auckland.
Jany.6, /45.


Dear McLean,

Your private letter and public report reached me last week I was very much pleased with it and am glad to learn that you are getting on so well in the settlement of the land question you must expect difficulties especially on such a complicated question as that of land but with patience and perseverence you will conquer all.

You cannot too often impress upon the minds of the Natives how much they are injuring themselves by being unreasonable with the Europeans and that you will only assist them in their just and equitable affairs I am glad you were able to stop their own quarrels and I hope the feelings of both races towards each other will daily improve but there must be mutual forbearance with each other.

Be so kind as to keep me fully informed on all subjects connected with your district little things should he noted by you as well as great things important inferences are often deduced from small matters more decisive than from larger.

Mr. Henry is just going to the Bay of Islands for a week or two so that I shall be a good deal pressed for time. Excuse haste.


Yours very sincerely,
George Clarke.

Part of:
Inward letters - George Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0215 (29 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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