Object #1018347 from MS-Papers-0032-0615

2 pages written 19 Feb 1875 by Sir Julius Vogel in London to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Julius Vogel, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0615 (61 digitised items). Letters written from Wellington, Sydney, Auckland, London and Dunedin, 1866-1875, & undated. Piece-level inventory (excludes letters accessioned in 1969). Includes outward draft from McLean to Vogel, 15 Oct 1870)

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English (ATL)

London

Feb. 19 -75



My dear McLean

I received with much pleasure your two telegrams and heartily congratulate you on the result - Peace with the king means a great future for the north island and therefore for New Zealand. I sent copies of the telegram to the London papers and so far only one has done more than publish them. I enclose you a leader from the Standard - I was in hopes of getting one from the Times.

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English (ATL)

The position of New Zealand here is very hard. In half a dozen words we have had no official friends here for a long while past - Featherston has not believed in our policy, theCrown Agents have taken their one from him and libels on the Colony have passed unchallenged. Following letters in the Pall Mall should have been officially answered long since - even if telegraphing the Colony for information were necessary. It is hard to disturb a settled opinion

English (ATL)

London

Feb. 19 -75



My dear McLean

I received with much pleasure your two telegrams and heartily congratulate you on the result - Peace with the king means a great future for the north island and therefore for New Zealand. I sent copies of the telegram to the London papers and so far only one has done more than publish them. I enclose you a leader from the Standard - I was in hopes of getting one from the Times. The position of New Zealand here is very hard. In half a dozen words we have had no official friends here for a long while past - Featherston has not believed in our policy, theCrown Agents have taken their one from him and libels on the Colony have passed unchallenged. Following letters in the Pall Mall should have been officially answered long since - even if telegraphing the Colony for information were necessary. It is hard to disturb a settled opinion my arguments on Fraser have done good but you cannot easily turn back the torrent of opinion which for some time has set in any particular direction.

We shall pay for it in the Loan we are now negotiating. We are busy about these negotiations. I am still confined to the house - I can just walk a little on crutches and that is all. It is a great nuisance being so tied up. I have so much to do today that I know you will excuse my writing briefly.


With kind regards to all friends Most sincerely yours
Julius Vogel

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Part of:
Inward letters - Julius Vogel, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0615 (61 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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