Object #1021597 from MS-Papers-0032-0184

3 pages written by Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne to Sir Donald McLean in Auckland Region

From: Inward and outward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0184 (73 digitised items). 73 letters letters, 1861-1862. Includes some draft letters from McLean to Browne. Also one letter from Harriet Gore Bowne (undated).

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English (ATL)

Private
My Dear McClean

Sinclair will write to you officially to come here without delay but I write privately to tell you I have found it necessary (with the advice of my council) to halt the 58 Reg. and the Pandora -

Marsden has been executed but matters are in a very unsatisfactory condition - McPherson who acted as native Secy. has been necessarily removed for ill

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advised conduct. Mr. Smith also is now actg. as Native Secy. and knows nothing of the natives here - Mr.Kemp is in the North -

I think you may as well make arrangements to remain here for a very considerable time for it is evident that your presence is absolutely necessary -

It will also be adviseable to consider how you will station your subordinates so that the public service may be most effectually performed. When Mr. Kemp

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can be caught perhaps he might be sent South but all these arrangements I leave to you: only make up your mind that you must come here at once happen what will and remain -

Katipa has not yet given up the men who plundered a European and beat him and on the 8th there was another similar case.


Yours sincerely
T.G.B.
12th

Auckland

English (ATL)

Private
My Dear McClean

Sinclair will write to you officially to come here without delay but I write privately to tell you I have found it necessary (with the advice of my council) to halt the 58 Reg. and the Pandora -

Marsden has been executed but matters are in a very unsatisfactory condition - McPherson who acted as native Secy. has been necessarily removed for ill advised conduct. Mr. Smith also is now actg. as Native Secy. and knows nothing of the natives here - Mr.Kemp is in the North -

I think you may as well make arrangements to remain here for a very considerable time for it is evident that your presence is absolutely necessary -

It will also be adviseable to consider how you will station your subordinates so that the public service may be most effectually performed. When Mr. Kemp can be caught perhaps he might be sent South but all these arrangements I leave to you: only make up your mind that you must come here at once happen what will and remain -

Katipa has not yet given up the men who plundered a European and beat him and on the 8th there was another similar case.


Yours sincerely
T.G.B.
12th

Auckland

Part of:
Inward and outward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0184 (73 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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