Object #1015464 from MS-Papers-0032-0725

2 pages written 20 Mar 1867 by Sir Donald McLean in Napier City to William Colenso

From: Outward drafts and fragments, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0725 (65 digitised items). Identified correspondents entered in Name Field. Also letter to Karaitiana & Karauria, Aug 1868

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COPY. Napier.
20th. March 1867

My dear Sir,

I am much obliged for yours of last evening, respecting Tareha.

For upwards of a year and a half Tareha has felt some jealousy respecting the Wairoa. I think it can, in some measure, be traced to his being slighted by some of the Wairoa Chiefs, since he has been living with a woman named Harriet, from there. Tareha also considers that he should be more fully recognised, as representing the late Henare te Apatare; who lived on the left bank, near Mr. Hamlin's. I am vexed to find, that with many good qualities, Tareha has lately been very much given to drink.

In reference to an invitation from the Wairoa people, I expect that has less to do with Tareha's feelings than what I have referred to; but I shall endeavour to allay any displeasure by explaining why an invitation was not sent to him.

I remain, My dear Sir,
Yours very truly, (Signed)
Donald McLean
P.S. I shall not be able to attend the Meeting till after the 24th., when I expect one of the Ministers to accompany me to Wairoa.

D. McL.
To:- Revd. W. Colenso

Part of:
Outward drafts and fragments, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0725 (65 digitised items)
Series 4 Drafts and fragments of outwards letters, Reference Number Series 4 Drafts and fragments of outwards letters (889 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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