Object #1023394 from MS-Papers-0032-0816A

6 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

The debate is taking a long time. One begins to feel uneasy as to its result. Saw Gollan yesterday. He talks of going to Wellington. Wish he would. His influence privately

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is very telling. Major Carlyon is most pleasant and most undoubtedly staunch in his opinion of things generally and by no means reticent in expressing what he thinks in anything in which you are concerned. Saw Mr Ormond yesterday. They are well. Scully has got a bad cold. Hope he will not be laid up with rheumatism. Sent your letter to Archy by Scully when he went with the

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horse. Have not heard from any of them since. Sir George Bowen in bad taste expressed himself as annoyed at no one being to meet him. But it was remiss of them here not to have had the pilot boat out. At least it is supposed here

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that you will shortly be up. Native difficulties are accumulating. When will the country awaken to the danger to which it is in. At present it is but one mass of cobwebs, honour to whoever can sweep them all [crossed out]

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away. They will not have any easy task that try. Retain Stafford & oust Richmond & Haultain. They are the two deadly enemies to the country. Fox does not seem to be popular even here. Featherston would have taken better. Great anxiety here as to the result of this week's debating but we shall hear in time but do wish it were over. You will be getting English letters. Heard from

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Melbourne not left for Eng nor likely to for some time. You were well informed as to movements though I did not know how.


Yours in haste
Annabella McLean
Napier
Friday morning
June 18th

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Ma chere frere

The debate is taking a long time. One begins to feel uneasy as to its result. Saw Gollan yesterday. He talks of going to Wellington. Wish he would. His influence privately is very telling. Major Carlyon is most pleasant and most undoubtedly staunch in his opinion of things generally and by no means reticent in expressing what he thinks in anything in which you are concerned. Saw Mr Ormond yesterday. They are well. Scully has got a bad cold. Hope he will not be laid up with rheumatism. Sent your letter to Archy by Scully when he went with the horse. Have not heard from any of them since. Sir George Bowen in bad taste expressed himself as annoyed at no one being to meet him. But it was remiss of them here not to have had the pilot boat out. At least it is supposed here that you will shortly be up. Native difficulties are accumulating. When will the country awaken to the danger to which it is in. At present it is but one mass of cobwebs, honour to whoever can sweep them all [crossed out] away. They will not have any easy task that try. Retain Stafford & oust Richmond & Haultain. They are the two deadly enemies to the country. Fox does not seem to be popular even here. Featherston would have taken better. Great anxiety here as to the result of this week's debating but we shall hear in time but do wish it were over. You will be getting English letters. Heard from Melbourne not left for Eng nor likely to for some time. You were well informed as to movements though I did not know how.


Yours in haste
Annabella McLean
Napier
Friday morning
June 18th

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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