Object #1018305 from MS-Papers-0032-0300

4 pages written 17 Nov 1869 by Edward Lister Green in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Edward L Green, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0300 (72 digitised items). 70 letters written from Napier & Auckland, 1866-1876

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COPY. Napier

17th. November 1869.

Dear Mr. McLean,

I really cannot express my feelings of delight at hearing of your wonderful success at Waikato. Your friends are all delighted, and your enemies are confounded. Tears nearly came into Soully's eyes when I told him the news. He thanked God for giving you this astonishing power Over the Native mind.

I do not feel anything like as comfortable now, as when you were here; and sooner than permanently do Clerk, as things are now, I would try if I could not scrape an existence in some other way; in fact, if you succeed in getting my land in Auckland, I would rather try what I could do for myself there. I cannot annoy you with all my petty grievances, influenced possibly by the kindness I received from you, being so different to present state of affairs.

The Judge arrived to-day, and I have more to do than I can well manage.

Poor Weber has been bound over to appear at this Sittings of Supreme Court. Catchpool, Lyndon, Kennedy, and two others have declared his Mill a nuisance, and he expects he will have to shut it up. This is too bad. How are local industries to advance if this is the case?

In great haste, I remain
Your faithfully (Signed)
Edward L. Green.
P.S. I have just seen Fox. He tells me he is now only a Lieutenant in Survey Cutter.

Part of:
Inward letters - Edward L Green, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0300 (72 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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