Object #1016840 from MS-Papers-0032-0563

3 pages written 1 Aug 1871 by Major Thomas Scully in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Thomas Scully, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0563 (42 digitised items). 41 letters written from Napier, 1867-1876

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August 1st. 1871.

The Honourable Donald McLean,


I do not intend to trouble your Honor with a long note this time. I send you six pairs of ducks by Keara. Have them looked to, as they may have been shot three days ago, and fit for use on arrival.

All well here; only a little anxious about the Ministry; but still in good hopes.

I hope you will not be turned out of the Gully for some time yet.

I want my boy Walter shifted to the Napier Office, where he would have plenty of work. He has got on well, and likely to be a credit to your Honor for recommending him. I should not like him to be sent out of Napier yet, if possible.


Mr. Routledge is awfully cut that he was not amongst the new batch of J.P. There is no doubt but he would be of great service at the Spit; as many a time by night there are people leaving in debt; and that, when a Justice of the Peace would be most useful in stopping them. If not too much trouble, give him a lift. He can be made very useful in many ways; and he is a person who would take a great pride in the position. I should have said that he is one of the best Officers of our Militia or Volunteers, and well deserving of being kept in view.

Excuse this straggling note. I am always in a hurry.

Yours faithfully, (Signed)
Thomas Scully.

Part of:
Inward letters - Thomas Scully, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0563 (42 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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