Object #1018286 from MS-Papers-0032-0265

5 pages written 28 Dec 1871 by George Thomas Fannin in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - G T Fannin, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0265 (53 digitised items). 51 letters, memos and fragments written from Hawke's Bay, 1871-1876, and undated. Includes newspaper clippings.

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Napier
Decr. 28 1871.


Dear Sir,

I enclose for your perusal 2 extracts from the Telegraph paper. There is a great change in that journal since Mr. Lords withdrawal. One word with reference to him. He is awfully wroth about your reception or rather non-reception of him when he was last

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in Wellington and swears he will reciprovate by abusing you and your Dept. in every possible way - but what I want to say is this - If you do anything for him, he will think you are afraid of him and abuse you a thousand times more than if you treat him with silent contempt. Re Tareha who could have sent you so foolish a telegram about his being lost - I have to worry my brains to

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ascertain what your Telegram meant as no such reports have been in 'circulation' here. I got word from as far as Meanee but no one seemed to know only surmise he was at Pawhakairo - I could get nothing for certain - so I sent word to Sergt. Baker to send me an orderly at 10 clock next morg. He did so - but just as he was coming up, I learnt he was at Tarehas Bridge setting eel traps - which circumstances I let you

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know at once - and then sent word to Major Green who had gone to the Spit not to send an orderly as I had found Tareha. There was no use my telegraphing to you when I had no certain information. Every one was away - orderlys and messengers - all away taking Holiday - I knew I was the only official in Town - I was sorry you decided it necessary to send to Major Green with the matter as I was doing my utmost

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otherwise than going myself, which from Telgrams I expected to receive that monr. from Mr. Ormond I could not do to ascertain the information you required. Mr. Ormond has just come and Kena is sailing this eveng. so I must conclude. Hoping you are enjoying good health,


I have the hr. to be, Dear Sir, Yours sincerely,
Geo, Thos. Fannin.

English (ATL)

Napier
Decr. 28 1871.


Dear Sir,

I enclose for your perusal 2 extracts from the Telegraph paper. There is a great change in that journal since Mr. Lords withdrawal. One word with reference to him. He is awfully wroth about your reception or rather non-reception of him when he was last in Wellington and swears he will reciprovate by abusing you and your Dept. in every possible way - but what I want to say is this - If you do anything for him, he will think you are afraid of him and abuse you a thousand times more than if you treat him with silent contempt. Re Tareha who could have sent you so foolish a telegram about his being lost - I have to worry my brains to ascertain what your Telegram meant as no such reports have been in 'circulation' here. I got word from as far as Meanee but no one seemed to know only surmise he was at Pawhakairo - I could get nothing for certain - so I sent word to Sergt. Baker to send me an orderly at 10 clock next morg. He did so - but just as he was coming up, I learnt he was at Tarehas Bridge setting eel traps - which circumstances I let you know at once - and then sent word to Major Green who had gone to the Spit not to send an orderly as I had found Tareha. There was no use my telegraphing to you when I had no certain information. Every one was away - orderlys and messengers - all away taking Holiday - I knew I was the only official in Town - I was sorry you decided it necessary to send to Major Green with the matter as I was doing my utmost otherwise than going myself, which from Telgrams I expected to receive that monr. from Mr. Ormond I could not do to ascertain the information you required. Mr. Ormond has just come and Kena is sailing this eveng. so I must conclude. Hoping you are enjoying good health,


I have the hr. to be, Dear Sir, Yours sincerely,
Geo, Thos. Fannin.

Part of:
Inward letters - G T Fannin, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0265 (53 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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