Object #1016368 from MS-Papers-0032-0183

3 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 dated October 1st. (no year)

COPY Confidential
My dear McLean,

I have been talking to some of the members of your Committee, and I gather that you should guard most carefully against two things:-

First, - Do not let any

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dislike or distrust of Fenton appear in what you say.

Your having said that he cannot speak Maori has been used against you, and your opponents will endeavour to make it appear that you disapproved his scheme because you disliked the man. Be careful on the subject.

Second, - Do not consent to

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give any account of the past, or proposals for the future. Anything you can say will be open to dispute, and every word will be miscontrued.

Pray say the same to Smith and Rogan. I write this late at night, and send it to you in the morning. Believe me always, Oct.


Yours sincerely (Signed)
T.G.B.

Your letter about Teraiah is very encouraging.

English (ATL)

Letter from T.G.B. to Donald McLean dated October 1st. (no year)

COPY Confidential
My dear McLean,

I have been talking to some of the members of your Committee, and I gather that you should guard most carefully against two things:-

First, - Do not let any dislike or distrust of Fenton appear in what you say.

Your having said that he cannot speak Maori has been used against you, and your opponents will endeavour to make it appear that you disapproved his scheme because you disliked the man. Be careful on the subject.

Second, - Do not consent to give any account of the past, or proposals for the future. Anything you can say will be open to dispute, and every word will be miscontrued.

Pray say the same to Smith and Rogan. I write this late at night, and send it to you in the morning. Believe me always, Oct.


Yours sincerely (Signed)
T.G.B.

Your letter about Teraiah is very encouraging.

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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