Object #1019363 from MS-Papers-0032-0534
From: Inward letters - J C Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0534 (35 digitised items). 33 letters written from Wellington, Turanganui, Ngatapa, Napier and Nelson, 1865-1870, & undated. Includes letter from Richmond to Ormond, Oct 1868; McLean to Richmond, 7 Jan 1869. Also piece-level inventory.
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It would be unreasonable to look for a brilliant settlement of these E. Coast affairs when so much has been said and done to impair the prestige of government and to prevent the Maori population from honest cooperation. If you can make the arrangement pay the Expenses and secure some sort of position for the rebels who return you will have done all I am sanguine enough to ask or look for. Most
people would fail in even that and if you succeed beyond that it will be so much solid gain.
The West Coast is going on very well. More and the Ngatimaniapo to have returned home to the satisfaction of all concerned. There is no danger in travelling anywhere, and I think we shall have peaceful occupation of the territory. The late Hauhau are miserably poor. I hoped to have a meeting with them on my journey through last week, but they were whakama owing to their want of clothing and food to return our hospitality. They propose a general hui at Ngamotu in December.
As to money payments on the East Coast the best way where they are required will be to make them out of the net proceeds of salds of land ceded. You know we have absolutely no funds available except on those terms.
I remain my dear Maclean
J. C. Richmond
His Honor D. Maclean
Inward letters - J C Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0534 (35 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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