Object #1015961 from MS-Papers-0032-0236

2 pages written 18 May 1866 by Edward Spencer Curling to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - E S Curling, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0236 (21 digitised items). 22 letters and memo written from Te Kopanga, Te Aute, Ahuriri, & near Patangata, 1857-1866. Includes letter from McLean to Curling, Jun 1859.

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Private 18th. May 1866.

D. McLean Esq.
My dear Sir,

I wrote to you this week, and, also sent in my resignation.

In consequence of information which I have since received, I regret this step, and wish to cancel and withdraw such resignation - if it is not too late in law, and, you are not opposed to this course.

I wd. prefer attending rather than the enemy should succeed at the present time.

I should feel obliged by two lines in reply, and in case your decision rests on my formally withdrawing the letter I sent you, I send the same by the bearer and remain


Very sincerely yours,
E. S. Curling.

I have sent a line to Capt. Russell not to act until he sees you. I wrote him a note saying I intended to resign as he desired to stand. Buchanan objects to him as an elector. I see by the Constitution Act question raised about a vacancy can be decided by the Council.

If the affair now became public then what I have done in haste could not be revoked.

The Russell family are unpotular here, and the non-residency of the Captain only - would I am told be an objection to him.

I presume it is in your power to decline the acceptance of my resignation.

E. S. C.

Part of:
Inward letters - E S Curling, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0236 (21 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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