Object #1017045 from MS-Papers-0032-0399

4 pages written 3 Apr 1871 by Colonel William Charles Lyon in Hamilton City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - W C Lyon, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0399 (28 digitised items). 28 letters written from Wellington, Wanganui, Hamilton & Patea, 1866-1876. Includes letter from Patrick Leslie to Lyon, and drafts from McLean

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April 3, 1871

My dear Mr. McLean -

On Thursday Evening about 8/30 "our own correspondent" Reynolds came over here from Alexandra and said Whitiora wanted to see me, I asked him what he wanted, but he replied he did not know - I demurred about going at all, but thinking perhaps it might be of some importance I consented accompanied by Edwards I went to Kopiha next day and saw Whitiora, I might have saved myself the going as he had nothing to say. I enclose a letter of his, as I told him he had better put in whiting what he wanted, as I had no power to act, but would forward everything to the Government. Reynolds has had nothing to report about lately, so I fancy he got this up for the purpose of keeping his hand in -what pay is Edwards to have whilst doing and duty here?

The road parties work well and even Scott of Paterangi is satisfied with the performances.

Your visit to the Thames appears to have been very satisfactory.

Believe me Sincerely yours
William C.Lyon

Part of:
Inward letters - W C Lyon, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0399 (28 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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