Object #1022489 from MS-Papers-0032-0023

2 pages written 18 Jan 1869 by Charles Edward Mallard Haughton in Wellington to Colonel Charles Lambert in Wairoa

From: Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0023 (100 digitised items). No Item Description

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COPY. Colonial Defence Office Wellington

Jan. 18th. 1869



Sir,

The Superintendent of Hawke's Bay, Agent of the General Government, has forwarded to the Defence Minister, a letter addressed to him, by you, dated Wairoa, December 12th., in which you complain of Mr. Burton having been applied to direct by His Honour, for certain information relative to a duty upon which he had been engaged by you, and remark that such action tends to weaken your authority, and cannot but be injurious to the Public Service.

I am directed to inform you that the Defence Minister cannot consider that there was anything disciurteous to yourself, or injurious to the Public Service, in His Honor, who is Agent for the General Government, applying direct to Mr. Burton for information, after he had ceased to be under your orders.

With regard to Mr. Worgan, the Defence Minister is of opinion that you were not justified in instructing him to send all communications for the Government Agent through you. It was Mr.

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Worgan's duty, certainly, to furnish you with full information, but he had also to write direct to Mr. McLean.


I have the honour etc, (Signed)
C.J.S. Haughton
Acting Under Secretary To:- Col. Lambert Com. Militia & Vols Wairoa.

English (ATL)

COPY. Colonial Defence Office Wellington

Jan. 18th. 1869



Sir,

The Superintendent of Hawke's Bay, Agent of the General Government, has forwarded to the Defence Minister, a letter addressed to him, by you, dated Wairoa, December 12th., in which you complain of Mr. Burton having been applied to direct by His Honour, for certain information relative to a duty upon which he had been engaged by you, and remark that such action tends to weaken your authority, and cannot but be injurious to the Public Service.

I am directed to inform you that the Defence Minister cannot consider that there was anything disciurteous to yourself, or injurious to the Public Service, in His Honor, who is Agent for the General Government, applying direct to Mr. Burton for information, after he had ceased to be under your orders.

With regard to Mr. Worgan, the Defence Minister is of opinion that you were not justified in instructing him to send all communications for the Government Agent through you. It was Mr. Worgan's duty, certainly, to furnish you with full information, but he had also to write direct to Mr. McLean.


I have the honour etc, (Signed)
C.J.S. Haughton
Acting Under Secretary To:- Col. Lambert Com. Militia & Vols Wairoa.

Part of:
Superintendent, Hawkes Bay and Government Agent, East Coast - Papers, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0023 (100 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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