Object #1018942 from MS-Papers-0032-0239

3 pages written 23 Sep 1872 by George Cutfield in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Cur - Cut, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0239 (29 digitised items). Correspondents include:George Curtis, undated letter; Herbert E Curtis, Nelson, 1870 (2 letters); Oswald Curtis, Nelson, 1873 (1 letter); R T Curtis, Thames & Tauranga, 1870 & 1875 (2 letters); George Cutfield, Taranaki, 1847-1872 (22 letters); J R Cuthbertson, Dunedin & Invercargill, 1860-1876 (2 letters)

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September 23rd. 1872.

Dear McLean,

I received your note, and feel much obliged to you for your kind attention to my nephew, a youngster I have never seen. He has been very well brought up, and I hope, will be a credit to his family - his father being dead. I have requested him to get leave and come down here, if only for a few days.

I did not expect that the Opposition would have had the power to oust your party; but so it is. I am very glad you did not join, for I don't see how they are to get on by themselves in Native Affairs, notwithstanding the two Maori Members. Moorhouse is here, and I think will stand a fair chance but nothing more, The Patea people are strong and vulgar, and do not like the people of New Plymouth, so will like to put in a man of their own one Balance, a scurrilous Editor of a Wanganui paper. We shall see.

Yours very truly, (Signed)
G. Cutfield

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Cur - Cut, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0239 (29 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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