Object #1021686 from MS-Papers-0032-0183

4 pages written by Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0183 (75 digitised items). 70 letters, 1855-1860

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Letter from T.G.B. to Donald McLean Esq. dated August 27th.

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My dear McLean,

I have not a minute to write to you, but I send you the enclosed, from Whiteley.

I am anxious that some native Officer should reside in the Wairarapa, and have pressed Richmond on the subject. He admits the necessity, but demurs about money.

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I have had long discussions about Sewell's Native Bill. Ministers sent a nominated Council, and have prepared two Bills, which I could not assent to, as containing many of the objections of the old Bills.

Since then I have been consulting with Judge Martin and the Bishop, and hope to concoct some plan which I must send by next mail, in order to get

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the answer before the meeting of the Assembly. I miss your advice, therefore, very much.

Carleton is more rabid than usual, but I doubt if the public go with him. He is now going to address the Secretary of State.

The mail only came in last night, and goes out at two to-day, so I have no time for more; though I have much to say.


Yours sincerely (Signed)
T.G.B.
August 27th. (no year)

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P.S.

Send any instructions you can, to New Plymouth. That land ought to be bought at once.

To:- Donald McLean Esq.

English (ATL)

Letter from T.G.B. to Donald McLean Esq. dated August 27th.

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My dear McLean,

I have not a minute to write to you, but I send you the enclosed, from Whiteley.

I am anxious that some native Officer should reside in the Wairarapa, and have pressed Richmond on the subject. He admits the necessity, but demurs about money.

I have had long discussions about Sewell's Native Bill. Ministers sent a nominated Council, and have prepared two Bills, which I could not assent to, as containing many of the objections of the old Bills.

Since then I have been consulting with Judge Martin and the Bishop, and hope to concoct some plan which I must send by next mail, in order to get the answer before the meeting of the Assembly. I miss your advice, therefore, very much.

Carleton is more rabid than usual, but I doubt if the public go with him. He is now going to address the Secretary of State.

The mail only came in last night, and goes out at two to-day, so I have no time for more; though I have much to say.


Yours sincerely (Signed)
T.G.B.
August 27th. (no year)


P.S.

Send any instructions you can, to New Plymouth. That land ought to be bought at once.

To:- Donald McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0183 (75 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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