Object #1022094 from MS-Papers-0032-0217
3 pages written 27 May 1870 by Henry Tacy Clarke
From: Inward letters - Henry Tacy Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0217 (61 digitised items). 59 letters written from Tauranga, Maketu, Auckland & Waimate, 1861-1870. Includes letter to Hare Reweti (Charles Davis) from Manuhiri with explanatory note on verso from Louis Hetet, 1870.
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May 27, 1870
The Political feeling at the Bay is strong against Carleton, and I am told that he has not a shadow of a chance -
McLeod is not liked personally by many - but they would rather support him than vote for the other -
C. is making himself busy about public works of the District but it is all seen through - Hone Peti says that the hook is well bted but there is no reason why
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they should not nibble off the bait without swallowing the hook.
My poor old father has written a letter on the subject of a superannuation allowance which under the act of 1858 he is justly entitled to - And how it is he has not got it I cannot conceive. He has served 10 years and five months and ought to have got £125 per annum - He is now on his 73 year and in the course of nature but a few years to enjoy the bounty of the Government. I trust that you will see the justice of his claim -
I do not trouble you much about my private friends - simply because I feel a shrinking from thrusting my relatives under your notice - But if you see an opening for my brother Marsden - whom I am sure you would like if you knew him - he would be thankful. He would make a good officer and has had some experience with the natives. He is liked everywhere -was with Gorst in the Waikato,
Inward letters - Henry Tacy Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0217 (61 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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