Object #1022664 from MS-Papers-0032-0816A

5 pages written by Annabella McLean in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816A (23 digitised items). Letters to `Mon chere frere', undated except for day and month, written from Napier and Hobson Street, Wellington. One letter is addressed from The Cottage [Maraekakaho]

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Ma chere frere

Mr Ormond, so considerate and kind, sent Mrs Ormond to know if I had anything to send. Glad he is going down. What a pretty speech Gisborne made.

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Have not heard a word of anything you have said. How was it received? Offcourse various opinions as to the Waikermoana [?]. Webers here this morning so [attached?] in reference to you. Great many aspirants for office it is almost tiresome to hear them all. Everyone expecting something. Cannot allay my fears until the Session is over. Your anxiety must be great but the field of action is now what

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exactly suits you once you are enabled to carry all your measures boldly into execution once this Session is over it will be more pleasant as you will be about so much and that always does you good.

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If they are as unamious in W as they are here in reference to your position there would be little danger of any opposition. No news as Oz will tell you everything. Colonel Russell is always

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most cordial when I meet him. Hope to get a longer letter either from you or Kate this time.


Yrs in haste
Annabella McLean
Saturday afternoon
Napier
10th July

English (MD)





Ma chere frere

Mr Ormond, so considerate and kind, sent Mrs Ormond to know if I had anything to send. Glad he is going down. What a pretty speech Gisborne made.

Have not heard a word of anything you have said. How was it received? Offcourse various opinions as to the Waikermoana [?]. Webers here this morning so [attached?] in reference to you. Great many aspirants for office it is almost tiresome to hear them all. Everyone expecting something. Cannot allay my fears until the Session is over. Your anxiety must be great but the field of action is now what exactly suits you once you are enabled to carry all your measures boldly into execution once this Session is over it will be more pleasant as you will be about so much and that always does you good. If they are as unamious in W as they are here in reference to your position there would be little danger of any opposition. No news as Oz will tell you everything. Colonel Russell is always most cordial when I meet him. Hope to get a longer letter either from you or Kate this time.


Yrs in haste
Annabella McLean
Saturday afternoon
Napier
10th July

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Annabella McLean (sister), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0816A (23 digitised items)
Series 9 Inwards family letters, Reference Number Series 9 Inwards family letters (1204 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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