Object #1017413 from MS-Papers-0032-0527

1 page written 15 Sep 1866 by Joseph Rhodes in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Joseph Rhodes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0527 (51 digitised items). 49 letters written from Auckland, Napier & Clive, 1850-1867. Includes copies of letters from McLean to Rhodes, and piece-level inventory.

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English (ATL)

15th Sep. 1866

My dear McLean

On coming down to the spit to see the mail off to the Ashley at 12 o'clock I found the boat coming ashore again without communicating with her - It would appear that the boat with the mail and a number of passengers, amongst them a lady, went out a distance of two miles, and the Steamer running away from her at a distance of four miles, the boat was compelled to give up the chase - This is a serious matter and calculated to injure the place much on account of the timidity of the commander of the Ashley - The Pilot and others say there was nothing to hinder the Ashley from coming to the usual anchorage, and at all events she could have gone to the large buoy and circled about there - The Sturt will convey the mail luckily for us - You should report this matter to the proper authorities.

Yours very truly
Joseph Rhodes
Deputy Superintendent.

Part of:
Inward letters - Joseph Rhodes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0527 (51 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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