Object #1021197 from MS-Papers-0032-0816A

5 pages written by Annabella McLean in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816A (23 digitised items). Letters to `Mon chere frere', undated except for day and month, written from Napier and Hobson Street, Wellington. One letter is addressed from The Cottage [Maraekakaho]

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Ma chere frere

Feel quite penalized this morning at hearing that the Waikatoes are rising. The Constabulary are making a great move. They are a vile looking

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set of men more fit for banishment than for soldiers. Neither men nor officers appear to have any discipline to me or character about them. It so scandalous that such men should receive money to be thrown away. Glad that Herrick's appointment is only temporary. (You are so fond of the Irish). Get a Highland regiment out if possible. Capt Wray is certain

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that Chute will accede to your wishes. Alick is here. What would I not give if he would only be as he is now. He says little about it but he has his own way of doing good. Had your letter

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by Colonel Russell. Surely he would like an appointment of some kind. Everything is going on quietly. The A'Deanes sleep here for one night tomorrow.


Yrs in haste
Annabella McLean Napier Monday morning

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Ma chere frere

Feel quite penalized this morning at hearing that the Waikatoes are rising. The Constabulary are making a great move. They are a vile looking set of men more fit for banishment than for soldiers. Neither men nor officers appear to have any discipline to me or character about them. It so scandalous that such men should receive money to be thrown away. Glad that Herrick's appointment is only temporary. (You are so fond of the Irish). Get a Highland regiment out if possible. Capt Wray is certain that Chute will accede to your wishes. Alick is here. What would I not give if he would only be as he is now. He says little about it but he has his own way of doing good. Had your letter by Colonel Russell. Surely he would like an appointment of some kind. Everything is going on quietly. The A'Deanes sleep here for one night tomorrow.


Yrs in haste
Annabella McLean Napier Monday morning

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816A (23 digitised items)
Series 9 Inwards family letters, Reference Number Series 9 Inwards family letters (1204 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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