Object #1017061 from MS-Papers-0032-0124

2 pages written 31 Jul 1848 by Alfred Domett in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0124 (59 digitised items). Includes a letter in Maori giving assurances that they will do whatever is expected of them from the police

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Letter from Alfred Domett, Colonial Secretary, to Donald McLean Esq. J.P. Inspector of Police, dated 31st. July 1848.

Colonial Secretary's Office Wellington
31st. July 1848


I have the honor, by direction of the Lieut. Governor, to inform you that His Excellency has duly received your letter of the 19th. instant, forwarding the Deeds and other Documents relating to the adjustment of the Wanganui Land Question, in which you had recently been engaged.

I am to take this opportunity of conveying to you, His Excellency's grateful thanks for the zealous and able manner in which you have discharged the difficult and delicate task assigned to you; and to assure you that he considers it to be principally due to your careful and patient investigations; as well as to your active and indefatigable exertions, that so successful result has been achieved; and that it gives His Excellency very great pleasure to report to the Governor-in-Chief, the high sense he entertains of your services on the occasion alluded to; and further, to recommend that some sum be awarded to you in lieu of travelling allowance; as a compensation for the sacrifices you must have made; and the personal inconvenience and discomfort to which you must have been subjected in the performance of the duty entrusted to you.

The Lieutenant Governor desires me to add that he regretted extremely to learn that from the unfavourable season of the year, and exposure to its inclemancy, whilst engaged upon the service at Wanganui, you had suffered so severely in your health; and that it afforded His Excellency sincere pleasure to hear, by your last communication, that you were rapidly recovering, and trusts you will soon be restored to perfect health.

I have the honor to be Sir, Your most obedient servant, (Signed)
Alfred Domett
Colonial Secretary. A True Copy. (Signed) Donald McLean.

Part of:
Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0124 (59 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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