Object #1023837 from MS-Papers-0032-0347

1 page written 22 Sep 1870 by Sir George Grey in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - C F Hursthouse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0347 (11 digitised items). 10 letters written from London, Wellington & New Plymouth, 1853-1876

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Sepr. 22 1870

Mrs.Bull's, near Union Bank, Willis Street The Hon. D. McLean,
Dear Sir,

Understanding that a Steamer will convey His Excellency, early next week to New Plymouth, and that the Government occasionally gives passages, I venture to ask for your good offices in procuring me one.

Having alluded to Sir George Grey's good feeling toward me, I beg just to give the words in wh. he expresses it. In a letter from him of Jan. 20 '70, He says - ''I am very glad to hear you intend returning to New Zd. They will all feel that they owe you a debt of gratitude, and I am sure that both the General and Provincial Government will do the best they can for you.''

In another letter of Jan.1 He says this:

Belgrave Mansions

Grosvenor Gardens.

My dear Sir, ''I received, as a New Years gift this morning, the very interesting present of your two Pamphlets. I wish you many happy returns of this day. I have reperused your Paper on the ''Australasian Republic'', and your Letter to Mess. Youl, Sewell and Blaine I have read with great pleasure. I see you say you are to be addressed to Charing X. Does this mean you are in Town - if so, can we meet, as I am anxious to make your personal acquaintance.

Faithfully yours, (Signed)
G. Grey.
Sir Charles Clifford, in one of his letters to me, does me the honour to say - ''I am persuaded that there are few people to whom New Zealand owes more than to yourself. Your Works are ''Household Words''; and have saved me an infinite amount of trouble, for I recommend all who apply to me for information to read them''.
Yours truly,
C. F. Hursthouse

Part of:
Inward letters - C F Hursthouse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0347 (11 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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