Object #1016129 from MS-Papers-0032-0534

2 pages written 7 Jan 1869 by Sir Donald McLean in Napier City

From: Inward letters - J C Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0534 (35 digitised items). 33 letters written from Wellington, Turanganui, Ngatapa, Napier and Nelson, 1865-1870, & undated. Includes letter from Richmond to Ormond, Oct 1868; McLean to Richmond, 7 Jan 1869. Also piece-level inventory.

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English (ATL)

must very much influence the West.

I regret to find that a very bad feeling is springing up between the settlers and Friendly Natives at Whanganui. I trust the conduct of the East Coast Friendlies, may be the means of modifying a feeling, which is too apt to gain ground without there being any reasonable or just cause.

Fairchild is, no doubt, in a hurry to leave, so I will not add moew now.

Wishing you all success. I remain
Yours very truly (Signed)
Donald McLean.

English (ATL)

COPY. Napier

7th. January 1869



My dear Richmond,

I was delighted to receive your letter of yesterday from Ngatapa, and to hear of the success that has attended the operations there.

Nikora's death is of the greatest importance, and I trust, by this time, that Te Kooti has been secured. If he reaches Maungapohatu, it would be a good stroke to follow him up. The Commissariat difficulties are, no doubt, very great. Ngatapa must have been a well-chosen position, from the description you give of it - one of those natural fortresses that Kooti showed much judgement in selecting. There is nothing new from the West Coast.

Everyone hails, with satisfaction, the prospect of a return of peace to the East Coast, as it must very much influence the West.

I regret to find that a very bad feeling is springing up between the settlers and Friendly Natives at Whanganui. I trust the conduct of the East Coast Friendlies, may be the means of modifying a feeling, which is too apt to gain ground without there being any reasonable or just cause.

Fairchild is, no doubt, in a hurry to leave, so I will not add moew now.

Wishing you all success. I remain
Yours very truly (Signed)
Donald McLean.

Part of:
Inward letters - J C Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0534 (35 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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