Object #1015861 from MS-Papers-0032-0183

4 pages written by Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0183 (75 digitised items). 70 letters, 1855-1860

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Letter from T.G.B. to Donald McLean Esq. (no date.) COPY 30.7.1859


My dear McLean,

Yesterday, 29th. July, a memo of yours, recommending that young Buller should be appointed Assistant Native Secretary at Wellington, was shown me for the first time, and -----(?) by Richmond to the effect that there were no funds for the purpose. I complained loudly that if this had-been

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communicated to me at the proper time, I should never have written to Featherstone as I did, saying I had no intention of making such an appointment; and I should have been spared two sheets of unctious commentary, not once civil, from first Buller, which I received by the last mail. If I had known your views

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on the subject, I would have tried to meet them, though I fear want of funds would have prevented it.

I send you Sewell's scheme, which pray give me your opinion on, as soon as you can. Ministers will not have it, but talk of some other scheme. We are to have a meeting on Monday.

The celebrated despatch from

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home is in the Gazette. I think you will be pleased with it.

It is now proposed to send young Buller to the Middle Island, as you have Cooper at Napier.

I write in great haste.
Yours sincerely (Signed)
T.G.B.

P.S.

On second thoughts I will send Sewell's scheme by the steamer, as being more certain to reach you, I can then tell you also what we do on Thursday.

To:- Donald McLean Esq.

English (ATL)

Letter from T.G.B. to Donald McLean Esq. (no date.) COPY 30.7.1859


My dear McLean,

Yesterday, 29th. July, a memo of yours, recommending that young Buller should be appointed Assistant Native Secretary at Wellington, was shown me for the first time, and -----(?) by Richmond to the effect that there were no funds for the purpose. I complained loudly that if this had-been communicated to me at the proper time, I should never have written to Featherstone as I did, saying I had no intention of making such an appointment; and I should have been spared two sheets of unctious commentary, not once civil, from first Buller, which I received by the last mail. If I had known your views on the subject, I would have tried to meet them, though I fear want of funds would have prevented it.

I send you Sewell's scheme, which pray give me your opinion on, as soon as you can. Ministers will not have it, but talk of some other scheme. We are to have a meeting on Monday.

The celebrated despatch from home is in the Gazette. I think you will be pleased with it.

It is now proposed to send young Buller to the Middle Island, as you have Cooper at Napier.

I write in great haste.
Yours sincerely (Signed)
T.G.B.

P.S.

On second thoughts I will send Sewell's scheme by the steamer, as being more certain to reach you, I can then tell you also what we do on Thursday.

To:- Donald McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0183 (75 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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