Object #1019649 from MS-Papers-0032-0339

3 pages written by Dr Charles George Hewson in Canterbury to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Hew - Hil, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0339 (12 digitised items). Correspondents:James Duff Hewett, Wanganui, 1860 (1 letter); C G Hewson (to Gov Gore Browne), Otaki, 1861 (1 letter & drawing of flagstaff); H Hewson, Burkes Pass, undated letter; Mr Heywood, Invercargill, undated letter (1870s); James B Heywood, Wellington, 1871 (1 letter); T A Hicks, Poverty Bay, 1852 (1 letter); J Hickson [?], undated letter; William Hickson, Wellington, 1851 (1 letter).D Higgins (to Editor of Hawke's Bay Herald), Pakipaki, 1870 (1 letter); Walter Higgins, Aotea, 1870 (1 letter); J Hildebrand, Ahiaruahi, 1862 (1 letter).

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COPY. Burke's Pass Canterbury N.Z.
(undated) D. McLean etc. etc. etc.

Having watched the promotings in the North, with much interest, I beg to tender you my services, provided you assist me in carrying out my views; which are not only easy, but I am certain success will be the result.

Bring the two (2) Royal Mortars from Christchurch to the front, manned for service, until the war is over. I will drill them, and lead them into action .... If possible, get some 3 pr. Rockets, and the lightest shell. I can use them, and with effect. I am an old soldier, used to the use of these arms. I beg to refer you to the Duke of Richmond, and Captain Everard, Castle Dublin; or St. John Branigan Esq. Otago; or Certificates from Officers under whom I have served in the Crimea, India, or China; in the Imperial Army; or Officers in the Colonial Defence. But I preferred to be tried before any confirmation of rank should take place.

As to my possession here - I am a farmer, having 100 acres Freehold, on the Ashburton; and this evening have twelve names of men, handy, and willing to follow me; all of which have served.

Should you require my services, if you would kindly address to the Post Office, Burke's Pass, as early as possible, you will oblige -

Yours most respectfully (Signed)
H.J.H. Hewson (?)

N.B. Signature rather indecipherable, may be wrong.)

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Hew - Hil, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0339 (12 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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