Object #1021603 from MS-Papers-0032-0273
3 pages written 9 Mar 1861 by Thomas Henry Fitzgerald to Sir Donald McLean in Napier City
From: Inward letters - Michael Fitzgerald, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0273 (57 digitised items).
57 letters written from Napier (Melford Cottage), Wairoa, Mahia, 1854-1864. Includes Fitzgerald's diary entries, 27 Sep-30 Nov 1859
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
My dear McLean,
The enclosed cut out of this days ''Herald'' it is Tom's last slap, at least the last open act of his - I intend to give him a rub next week by way of exchanging compts. and you ought get him snubbed for his continual interference with your Dept. - I had a long talk with out new Member Stark he does not seem to understand much about Native affairs but I have thrown some light on this subject, he did not say much about you but was apparently against certainly not for - he proposed no end of things but was obliged to admit after all that your Policy was the best that could have been adopted, but he must be kept up to the mark for I think that he is connected with some Auckland set - in opposition. Your Sister spent the day with us yesterday at a pic nic and my wife is going to see her and Mrs. MacLean at Maraekakaho next week - I am now engaged making some tracings for Cooper, one of the Waipukurau Reserves, which was surveyed twice and each time wrong by the Provincial Government, Raurerere Ephrima, and a change in the Tikokino Reserve is yet to be done. But I cannot get Cooper to work, and believe that I would get on better without him, he is now about to go to Riddiford's run, and may not return for a fortnight I mention this to shew you that I am not to blame for delays. Will you give me notice if the Govt. intend to
reduce your Dept. in this Province? I do not want to be the cause of any annoyance to you, but would of course like to have notice given me if my services are not required longer, and I do sincerely wish that you would obtain for me the unpaid office, long since spoken about, it would be a stepping stone now in the change of Provincial Government affairs and would be of essential benefit to me. I suppose you know that Capt.Cartir is to be the new Superintendent.
Inward letters - Michael Fitzgerald, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0273 (57 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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