Object #1016107 from MS-Papers-0032-0266

2 pages written 16 Jan 1869 by Dr Isaac Earl Featherston in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - I E Featherston, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0266 (62 digitised items). 62 letters written from Auckland, Wellington, Napier and London, 1859-1876.Includes several draft letters from McLean to Featherston

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English (ATL)

Wellington

Jany. 16, 1869



My dear McLean

It is a condition that no one who has been concerned in the Manawatu case shall be on the Commission - so Smith and White are ineligible. I don't know Locke, but I don't think that he is of sufficient status. Will you therefore yhink of some one else, and either write by Gisborne or telegraph me. They are concentrating a force at Wanganui, which ought to be sufficient to demolish a dozen

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Toto-Kowarus, but of course he will quietly return. A shocking bad feeling springing up towards the Cavalry and the Mounted Natives, likely to end in a row.

By the way, I have nominated Dillon Bell, our arbitrator - of course nothing will be done before the Session is held.


Yours faithfully
I. E. Featherston
signed

English (ATL)

Wellington

Jany. 16, 1869



My dear McLean

It is a condition that no one who has been concerned in the Manawatu case shall be on the Commission - so Smith and White are ineligible. I don't know Locke, but I don't think that he is of sufficient status. Will you therefore yhink of some one else, and either write by Gisborne or telegraph me. They are concentrating a force at Wanganui, which ought to be sufficient to demolish a dozen Toto-Kowarus, but of course he will quietly return. A shocking bad feeling springing up towards the Cavalry and the Mounted Natives, likely to end in a row.

By the way, I have nominated Dillon Bell, our arbitrator - of course nothing will be done before the Session is held.


Yours faithfully
I. E. Featherston
signed

Part of:
Inward letters - I E Featherston, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0266 (62 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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