Object #1022023 from MS-Papers-0032-0635

2 pages written 4 Sep 1866 by Sir George Stoddart Whitmore to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - G S Whitmore, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0635 (105 digitised items). 103 letters written from Hawke's Bay and London, 1862-1869 & undated. Includes letter to Miss McLean written from Wellington by T F? Whitmore, undated; sketch map of area from just north of the Mohaka River south to Whitmore's run (undated). Piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969.

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English (ATL)

Thursday Septr. 4th 1866

My dear McLean

Welcome back. I shall try to run down to see you but I am very busy. I hope you will be able to settle matters at Petane and Titiokura without much trouble. Some say they want to give in. I hope they may do so and get sent to Chatham Island. At any rate I shall be very glad to hear when you consider it safe for me to replace my sheep on the country from which I was obliged to remove them - I fear Poverty Bay is lost, but if so, we shall be virtually the winners for all except the Aucklanders of those whose opinions were of consequence were with us, evidently.

I wish you would come up and see us as soon as the Council is over. I want to talk Poverty Bay over with you from a private point of view, as you cannot be debarred now by public duty.

Believe me
Very truly yours
G. S. Whitmore
P.S. What about poor Green?

Part of:
Inward letters - G S Whitmore, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0635 (105 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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