Object #1022745 from MS-Papers-0032-0302

3 pages written 13 Feb 1857 by Sir George Grey to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir George Grey, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0302 (45 digitised items). 43 letters written from Auckland, Otaki, Wellington, Capetown, Te Whenuku, Tokukuni, Kawau, London. Includes letters from McLean to Sir George Grey and a letter dated 24th January to Lady Grey from a young person writing from Nelson (mentions death of little `poor little Georgina')

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Letter from Sir George Grey to Donald McLean Esq. dated 13th. February 1857.

COPY Government House Cape Town
13th. February 1857

My dear McLean,

I recently received a letter from you from Auckland, for which I feel much obliged to you. I now wished to ask you to execute a commission for me. Shortly before I left New Zealand, I had put in the Press, a translation by Mr. Kemp, of the "Pilgrim's Progress." Stokes, of Wellington, was printing it. It was about one third finished when I left; and I brought away proof sheets to that extent to correct, with me, to correct. But I am anxious to have two complete copies of the work. Would you produce them for me? Put them up in an Official packet addressed to me, as Governor of the Cape of Good Hope; and putting on it, "via Mauritius", and send it to me, by way of Sydney. If any other works have been published in the New Zealand language since I left, I should like also to have copies of them. Can I do anything here for you? This Colony is now progressing in a remarkable degree; and the Kaffirs are generally pretty well under control. But they are a very numerous and powerful race, - well armed, - and inways, provided with a very efficient cavalry. One Chief brings into the field a well organised cavalry force of six thousand men.

I am very glad to hear that your little child is going on so well. Remember me most kindly to Strang, to Domett, and all old friends.

Lady Grey sends her remembrances to you.

Truly yours (Signed)
G. Grey.
To:- Donald McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir George Grey, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0302 (45 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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