Object #1016880 from MS-Papers-0032-0222

2 pages written 2 Dec 1867 by William Colenso to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 digitised items). 82 letters written from Waitangi (Hawke's Bay) & Napier. Includes letters from McLean to Colenso, and newspaper cuttings re Maori English lexicon

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Monday mg. Decembr 2nd. 1867

My dear Sir,

As you very kindly said you would shew Mr. Stafford the propriety of re-granting me the privilege of franking and receiving on Service, I have thought it best to send you a copy of my official about it to Mr. Richmond.

I have lately had a letter from the N. asking for stamps, in order to forward me papers, - and I have also lately had a letter from Hokianga, which, being insufficiently stamped, I had to pay not only the amount wanting - but also the fine, so that I really am in a fix - for if I send stamps (6d. of course) they may or may not be properly used, - and if too much, then there is a loss, if too little, then I am fined additional and all out of my pocket.

Besides, I take 5 copies of the ''Waka Maori,'' to send to those very men who are helping me, - which I have now to put stamps on; - in addition to subscription.

I should think a word from you to Mr. Stafford would be sufficient (I have been thinking often of writing to him myself, and would have done so had I not written to Mr. Richmond) - as Mr. Stafford originally Gazetted it, very early in the '66, before that Mr. Richmond or Mr. Hall took office.

I return your Papers with many thanks for your kindness, Now that you about to lose the Judge, and other Visitors, if you would fix some day for an hour's talk on public matters I will thank you

And am, My dear Sir,
Yours truly,
W. Colenso.
To:-- His Honor D. McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - William Colenso, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0222 (85 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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