Object #1021670 from MS-Papers-0032-0561

2 pages written 10 Oct 1872 by Cort Henry Schnackenberg in Raglan to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - C H Schnackenberg, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0561 (73 digitised items). 69 letters written from Mokau, Kawhia, Aotea, Raglan and Wellington, 1845-1876 & undated. Includes piece-level inventory (letters accessioned in 1969 not added). Includes letters in Maori from: Hihaka to McLean, Mokau, 1857; Taherei Waitare to Rangihaeata, 1851; Waitara to McLean, Jul 1846.

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English (ATL)


Oct. 10/72

The Honble. Donald McLean, C. M. G.
My dear Sir,

I learn from my Rihia that letters have been received by William Barton and Hone Te One: and that our natives are pleased with these letters (not from you) saying "katahi ka mau te rongo, no te mea, ekore e tirohia nga kohuru, me Waikato ka hoki ki te Maori" - Now I am one of those whose opinion was always in favour of peace - still I believe, murderers ought not, and will not be pardoned, and the Waikato is not likely to be restored to the natives. Such letters, as I hear, have been sent here, can only do harm.

I sincerely hope you will remain Native Minister. Since 1860 native affairs have never been in a better condition, than they are at present. I am afraid - almost certain - if another succeed you in that office we shall soon have trouble again.

I remain, My dear Sir,
Faithfully yours
C.H. Schnackenberg.

Part of:
Inward letters - C H Schnackenberg, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0561 (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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