Object #1019215 from MS-Papers-0032-0816
From: Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816 (50 digitised items). Letters written from Scotland (Edinburgh, Glenorchy Manse, Stranraer) prior to her arrival in New Zealand in Jan 1864 on the Wild Duck; afterwards from Maraekakaho, Napier and Wellington. One letter was written in Sep 1858 during a visit to her sister Flora Ann Conway in North Wales.
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so in Napier. Cannot hear a word for yr movements except by the Herald which is meagre enough. Wood is fast on the decline. It is insolent to publish all these letters - what double dealing in unexpected quarters. It is all well - only shews the country's more lucidely the many attempts at thwarting yr plans and still greater implicates the powers that be. When will it all cease and the country be no farther lacerated by these diabolical political intrigues. To work with such men is truly but a game at cross
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purposes. May you be guided. There are traitors, many at such times. It is hard to know of whom to make a confidante. The Gov. clique are bitter but they forget that the just are even bolder & that integrity and worth will triumph in defiance of all opposition.
All hands here are
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but you must let me know if you want me. Are the Waipu people away. Do tell Mr Tevellyan [?] to lift the dining room carpet & lay the new Maori matting which is in the box underneath the house. It will be cooler & save the wear of the carpet. How is Major & Mrs Green. Hope little Maude is not fogetting me. Any news from England. Did you spend C.K. in bed. Now I thought about you. Wondered what you were doing, who with you, if in good or his ordinary spirits. Had a good glass of Moselle but
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off course remembered no-one but your great self. How is old Anderson, Gollan & little Morrice. He was with you I know. Are there no orderlies going up or down now. Never see a creature from Napier.
Ma chere frere
Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816 (50 digitised items)
Series 9 Inwards family letters, Reference Number Series 9 Inwards family letters (1204 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)
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