Object #1022959 from MS-Papers-0032-0228

3 pages written 5 Nov 1867 by George Sisson Cooper to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0228 (108 digitised items). 105 letters written from Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington. Contains correspondence between McLean and Cooper with regard to the purchase of Maori land in Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa in particular, and various complaints and issues that arose from the purchases; also contains information and discussions about the spread of the Pai Marire and Ringatu religions (again, with a particular focus on Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa), and about general Maori affairs. Includes draft letters from McLean to Cooper; letters from George's wife Ellen C Cooper, 1863-1872, and from Sarah Cooper (undated).

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

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English (ATL)

Waitauoa
November 5th 1867


Dear McLean


I have just received your letter, on my return from town, where I have been all day.

I am not aware to what irregularities you allude in the Public Houses in my District. However I am glad you have given instructions to Scully on the subject, and I hope the Police will lay informations before me of any breaches of the law that may come under their cognizance, when I shall be prepared to do my part of the duty by inflicting such penalties as the law may provide. If you

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will communicate to the Inspector the representations that have been made to you, it will no doubt assist him in pointing out to his men the cases they should look after.

With regard to Karaitiana's case, it stands thus. He was summoned by FitzGerald for some £24 for breach of agreement in regard to Survey work, and when the case came on Karaitiana applied for an adjournment to enable him to produce you as a witness. I granted the adjournments, sine die, as you were then in Wellington. The other day I gave him notice that the adjourned hearing would be on the 6th (tomorrow) and asked him the usual question - if a subpoena

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was necessary, or if his witness would attend without one? to which he replied that he thought he should be able to produce you in Court without. I am afraid he will lose his case now, unless you can make it convenient to attend, as it would be unreasonable to grant him a second adjournment.

I remain
Yours faithfully
G. S. Cooper

Please excuse the smudge.

English (ATL)

Waitauoa
November 5th 1867


Dear McLean


I have just received your letter, on my return from town, where I have been all day.

I am not aware to what irregularities you allude in the Public Houses in my District. However I am glad you have given instructions to Scully on the subject, and I hope the Police will lay informations before me of any breaches of the law that may come under their cognizance, when I shall be prepared to do my part of the duty by inflicting such penalties as the law may provide. If you will communicate to the Inspector the representations that have been made to you, it will no doubt assist him in pointing out to his men the cases they should look after.

With regard to Karaitiana's case, it stands thus. He was summoned by FitzGerald for some £24 for breach of agreement in regard to Survey work, and when the case came on Karaitiana applied for an adjournment to enable him to produce you as a witness. I granted the adjournments, sine die, as you were then in Wellington. The other day I gave him notice that the adjourned hearing would be on the 6th (tomorrow) and asked him the usual question - if a subpoena was necessary, or if his witness would attend without one? to which he replied that he thought he should be able to produce you in Court without. I am afraid he will lose his case now, unless you can make it convenient to attend, as it would be unreasonable to grant him a second adjournment.

I remain
Yours faithfully
G. S. Cooper

Please excuse the smudge.

Part of:
Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0228 (108 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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