Object #1015838 from MS-Papers-0032-0369

4 pages written 12 Dec 1876 by Henry Tacy Kemp in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - H T Kemp, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0369 (47 digitised items). 46 letters written from Auckland. Includes draft letter from McLean, 27 Jan 1871.

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English (ATL)

Auckland
12 December, 1876


My dear Sir Donald,

Your Note of the 2nd inst. came safely to hand. Although regretting so very much your final determination to retire, I nevertheless hope, that as a slight Reward for a long and arduous official Campaign, you may find in repose and freedom from political excitement an agreeable and certain means of restoration to renewed Health and strength --

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Having already kept you posted in general matters I have now nothing new to send you -- Your message to Hawthorne duly delivered -- having already been made officially aware of your arrangements on his behalf for which he expressed himself thankful.

The final announcement of your Retirement brought Leaders in the Papers --

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Copies of the X and I enclose by this Mail direct from Hawkes Bay -- The Herald as yet has said but little; Vogel I find has made himself abnoxious with the X people -- and I think this has arisen very much in consequence of the manner in wh. Proprietorship of the Paper itself was conducted, and finally wound up, prior to leaving for England -- In other respects I should judge from the late Premier's appearance that his Health and constitution had been completely sacrificed in the worry of political turmoil and excitement --

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As for myself (should I not have the pleasure of seeing you personally within a reasonable time) I will venture to express to you my wishes, and at the same time to be guided by your counsel and advice -- In the meantime, I will endeavour to act in concert with your successor as your own Representative, until you shall have finally taken farewell of official Life --

Your Message shall be duly delivered to all Native Chiefs coming within my reach -- and now with the Compliments of the Season


Believe still Faithfully yours
H.T. KEMP

English (ATL)

Auckland
12 December, 1876


My dear Sir Donald,

Your Note of the 2nd inst. came safely to hand. Although regretting so very much your final determination to retire, I nevertheless hope, that as a slight Reward for a long and arduous official Campaign, you may find in repose and freedom from political excitement an agreeable and certain means of restoration to renewed Health and strength --

Having already kept you posted in general matters I have now nothing new to send you -- Your message to Hawthorne duly delivered -- having already been made officially aware of your arrangements on his behalf for which he expressed himself thankful.

The final announcement of your Retirement brought Leaders in the Papers -- Copies of the X and I enclose by this Mail direct from Hawkes Bay -- The Herald as yet has said but little; Vogel I find has made himself abnoxious with the X people -- and I think this has arisen very much in consequence of the manner in wh. Proprietorship of the Paper itself was conducted, and finally wound up, prior to leaving for England -- In other respects I should judge from the late Premier's appearance that his Health and constitution had been completely sacrificed in the worry of political turmoil and excitement --

As for myself (should I not have the pleasure of seeing you personally within a reasonable time) I will venture to express to you my wishes, and at the same time to be guided by your counsel and advice -- In the meantime, I will endeavour to act in concert with your successor as your own Representative, until you shall have finally taken farewell of official Life --

Your Message shall be duly delivered to all Native Chiefs coming within my reach -- and now with the Compliments of the Season


Believe still Faithfully yours
H.T. KEMP

Part of:
Inward letters - H T Kemp, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0369 (47 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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