(no date of year.)
I send your honour the balance of the ducks according to promise.
Your honour has the opportunity of giving Mr. Sutton a lift, and he well deserves it at your hands. The Government need not pay the expenses in the prosecution of Paul Tora Tora; as it was a private prosecution, and besides not established until the Appeal Court sits. I would draw your honour's attention to the "Herald" of 19 and 20 of August; and I would further state that the whole Public are talking about Sutton's part in that matter. He only wants one or two more lifts to place him where he ought to be long ago; and if things continue going down, as they have been, with him, for the last six months, he must be a bankrupt before the end of the present year. I know that he has lost a Thousand Pounds within the time above mentioned.
I would like to let you know my mind about the present state of the Country. If the Ministry goes
out, and that you, your honour, do not join the new Ministry, the Country without a doubt will go back to the old stage of Bungl. So whatever happens, you will not be justified in giving up your position as Native Minister. The Country will support you in that, in spite of any authority in New Zealand.
This is from your faithful friend
and may Almighty God assist you in your duties towards your Country.
Inward letters - Thomas Scully, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0563 (42 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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