Object #1019371 from MS-Papers-0032-0209
From: Inward letters - Surnames, Carrington, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0209 (32 digitised items). Correspondents:F A Carrington, Taranaki, 1841-1873 (15 letters); Jane Carrington, Taranaki, 1876 (1 letter); W Carrington, Taranaki, 1847-1870 (16 letters, including one letter to his brother Fred).
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25th April 1860
My dear Sir,
I do myself the pleasure of sending you herewith the pamphlet which I told you I had printed and intended to have published, in consequence of many painful remarks made to me vizt. -- ''Well you brought us here and now you won't help us.'' ''You wont sign the petition'' ''Here comes the man who is the cause of all our troubles.'' ''You ought to have taken the Waitara'' etc. etc. etc.
Galling indeed has it
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been to me to hear these observations. The only reply I ever made was -- ''perhaps I am endeavouring to serve you though you know it not.'' I have at all times refrained from publishing anything in the newspapers or appearing in print in any way in matters connected with this place.
The only means I had of letting the people know that I have endeavoured to promote their welfare, was by publishing some of my writings. This however I cannot now do, as the Governor
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has desired me not to publish the pamphlet.
Perhaps there is no one who feels more interested for the people or desires the advancement of this place more earnestly than myself, and to be looked upon as unfeeling and indifferent in a humane and philanthropic cause is trying indeed.
In reading the pamphlet herewith sent, you will I think meet with suggestions, which if acted upon, would in the course of a few years greatly promote the advancement of this Colony. Now that I have recorded these remarks and submitted them
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to the Governor it remains for his Excellency to consider their worth.
Though neglected and degraded by holding a position in the Militia which I could never have anticipated, I shall not cease to use my humble efforts to promote the well-being of this Colony and the wishes of his Excellency by every means in my power.
I am, My dear Sir,
Yours very faithfully,
Fred. A. Carrington.
D. Mc Lean Esq.
etc. etc. etc.
Inward letters - Surnames, Carrington, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0209 (32 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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