Object #1024034 from MS-Papers-0032-0572

2 pages written 26 Apr 1865 by John Sim in Mohaka to Sir Donald McLean in Napier City

From: Inward letters - John Sim, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0572 (18 digitised items). 17 letters written from Mohaka, 1863-1868. Includes letter from Sim to Paora Rerepu, Dec 1868

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April 26th, 1865.

Dear Sir,

I take the liberty of writing to you Privately and I find since I have been home that the feeling against Perce is so strong that you will have to use force to compell obedience to him as Comander of the People of Mohaka they will not have him as an officer at all Lavain is the man it will place us in an ugly position should you persist in forceing him upon us we have allways met the government willingly and are ready to do so still either as volunters or otherway provided we ar used fairley but we will not have Perce over us I am giveing you my opinion which I think you will find is not far wrong. I enclose you a letter from the carpenter about the boat you spoke of to me you may use your own judgment wether you will have her built or not I will do all in my Powr to forward the matter the want of a boat was very much felt last night a steamboat was lying of for two days while if they had known they might have landed very easiely if it sutes the government to take away my license they have the powr to do so and welcome but I think it is better to let well alone and I think at least it shoud be on better grounds than on the word of such a man as Pearce I have wrote this in haast as hameling is wating to let you know how things stand hoping you will excuse the liberty

I remain Yours truely
John Sim.
to Mr.D. McLean, Napier.

Part of:
Inward letters - John Sim, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0572 (18 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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