14th June 1869
Dear Mr. McLean
I made several attempts last week to inspect the Schools in Napier but only succeeded with one, the weather has been so wet the teachers begged of me to put it off until more of the Scholars could attend, and I have for the same reason been obliged to put of my visit to the country schools.
I was so ill for two days last week I could not attempt any kind of work - Scully called to see me and cheered me up with the news he had recd. from Wellington.
I received your letter of the 8th Instant and regret to hear that I omitted to copy some of the most important letters. I cannot imagine what they are, they cannot refer to any of the subjects I put into the schedule -
Every one in Napier seemed rejoiced to hear that Lord Henry was not recognized as the Genl. Govt. Agent here, Carlyon tried for two days to see Russell to question him about his presumption in stating he was Agent; the day the news reached Napier concerning the
the murder of the Taupo party H.R. kept very quiet in his office nearly the whole day, but when he made his appearance at the Club, he was attacked on every side as to the extraordinary misfortune which followed every movement of Whitmore; it really seemed to me as though providence were denying the strong terms of praise lavished on him in the Governors speech just at the moment that many persons seemed inclined to attach some little importance to the hardships he endured.
Carlyon told me that he wrote giving a description of the dinner, but the letter was too late for the Sturt, he has written to you again today the letter will go by the Lord Ashley.
I have found one of the memos. relative to the patrol communication and will enclose it in this.
I have written a letter addressed to you in reference to the expedition, there are some points that might be taken up, Carlyon thinks that Henry Russells letter of alarm might be shown up -
I have enclosedthe correspondence relative to my command of the Militia in Napier, Carlyon thinks
that Haultains decision ought to be taken notice of. Major Heaphy or some of the Military Members might take it up, if they had time to look over it -
If no more rain falls I shall leave with Carlyon on Wednesday.
Edward L. Green
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