Object #1018676 from MS-Papers-0032-0399
4 pages written 16 Jul 1872 by Colonel William Charles Lyon in Hamilton City
From: Inward letters - W C Lyon, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0399 (28 digitised items).
28 letters written from Wellington, Wanganui, Hamilton & Patea, 1866-1876. Includes letter from Patrick Leslie to Lyon, and drafts from McLean
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
My dear Mr.McLean -
I am sorry to have trouble you at the present busy time, but I enclose the accompanying letter from Colonel Moule, for your consideration - I am not aware of having taken any particular advantage of your visit, at least not in the light Moule puts it, as being a personal slight to himself in obtaining what you kindly authorised I have written and told him that I am sorry he should have taken the matter so much to heart - That I consider I only did what I could for the benefit of the men and District generally - and not to suit my own konvenience and caprice, I do not think he is justified in using those words. With reference to the letter about the Stores, I do not think I made any complaint, it was only a suggestion, and I certainly shewed it to you, and you put a "Memo" on it - That is the unusual course as mentioned in Colonel Moules letter -
I do not desire in any way to ignore Colonel Moule's authority as Commissioner, I do not pretend to say that I do not feel his being my senior in the A.C.
but for all that I am too much of a soldier, and been at it too long to disregard my superior in rank. Wishing you well thro' all the difficulties and worries of the Session
Inward letters - W C Lyon, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0399 (28 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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