Object #1019315 from MS-Papers-0032-0723

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From: Outward drafts and fragments, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0723 (49 digitised items). Names of identified correspondents entered in Name Field.Includes draft reply to letter regarding the Hawke's Bay Province superintendancy, 12 Jan 1859; misfiled letters written in 1851 to his aunt Annabella McLean; letter re Mr Schnackenberg (Resident missionary) and settlers at Kawhia, Apr 1860; list of Maori names, ca 1860 (written in pencil);

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English (ATL)


My dear Sir,

Since I was examined yesterday it has occurred to me that the Committee may have some grounds for supposing that I was acting uncourteously to them in detaining Wi Naihi. I beg leave to say that I was not aware that he was the bearer of any formal summons or that the Committee had determined upon sending any such summons to Wiremu Tamehana. Had I known this I would have at once communicated to you or some member of the Committee my opinion that in the present state of affairs it wd. be highly inexpedient to send Waihi to the Thames and that I should have arranged with you for some other mode of summoning Tamihana.

You will permit me to observe that I understood it had been decided that native witnesses should only be summoned through the Native office, and I wish to submit to the Committee, that unless this rule be observed there may result much inconvenience to the public interest.

Part of:
Outward drafts and fragments, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0723 (49 digitised items)
Series 4 Drafts and fragments of outwards letters, Reference Number Series 4 Drafts and fragments of outwards letters (889 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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