Object #1020539 from MS-Papers-0032-0581

2 pages written 27 Feb 1872 by Thomas Henry Smith to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Thomas Henry Smith, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0581 (69 digitised items). Letters written from Auckland, Maketu, on board SS Egmont off Napier; on board SS Lord Ashley off Napier, 1856-1872. Includes piece-level inventory, 1856-1866 (excludes letters from 1969 accession)

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Private Hill St.

Feb. 27-72



My dear McLean,

Ropata Ngarongomate is here but since the Wairarapa Court I have no reason for detaining him longer on N.L.C. account. He would have gone by the "Phoebe" but wished to see you and to have the question of pay settled - he has been away from home about 7 months and has sat with me at 7 sittings of the Court during that time. He has drawn the usual travelling allowance of 10/s per diem - but this does but cover current expenses and he ought to be compensated for loss of time - I would suggest a present - say £50 - He is a very good assessor and has performed his duties well - I think a present better than making a precedent by giving pay -

With sincere congratulations on your successful trip up the W. Coast


Believe me Ever faithfully yours
Thos. H. Smith
Hon. Donald McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Thomas Henry Smith, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0581 (69 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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