Object #1017835 from MS-Papers-0032-0398

3 pages written 23 Sep 1869 by Alfred Ludlam to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Lud - Lyo, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0398 (14 digitised items). Correspondents:A Ludlam, Hutt & Sydney, 1869 & 1872 (2 letters); J P Luce, Sydney, 1867 (1 letter); John Lundon, Onehunga, 1873 (1 letter); Elizabeth Lupton, Isle of Man, 1853-1861 (3 letters).R B Lusk, Auckland, 1860 & 1862 (2 letters); F G Luttie [?], Government House, undated letter; George Lyndon, Napier, 1863 (1 letter); William Lyon, 1858, 1871 & undated (3 letters).

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Sept. 23rd 1869.

My dear McLean,

Many thanks for the copy of Mr. Locke's letter on Flax which is very interesting. I trust that the Flax commission will be able to furnish the public with ample information both as to the manufacture and cultivation of the plant, the latter I take to be a matter of great importance in the event of a good machine being obtained for cleaning it. I want to have a talk with you about Mr. Locke procuring plants and seeds of all the varieties growing on the East Coast.

In regard to the new Bill for Militia and Volunteers I would suggest that the best course will be for a Commission to draw up a Bill which can be submitted to officers commanding the different districts who could express their opinions on it and offer any suggestions, by this means you would obtain a more accurate idea of what is required. I shall likely be in Town next Tuesday when I will call on you. Believe me

Yours very truly
A. Ludlam.
The Hon. D. McLean Wellington

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Lud - Lyo, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0398 (14 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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