Object #1024176 from MS-Papers-0032-0245

3 pages written by Alfred Domett to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Alfred Domett, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0245 (32 digitised items). 32 letters written from Hawke's Bay, Wellington, Auckland, Nelson and Taranaki, 1852-1870 & undated. Includes letter from H S Chapman to Domett, 1866; drafts of two letters from McLean to Domett, Mar 1858 & Jul 1863.

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English (ATL)

21st August.(1855?)

Dear Maclean,

I write in haste to say that Macdonnell has just determined to resign his appointment at the end of this month. The reason he gives is that it is so uncomfortable living at Viliers and the port --- which no doubt it is, considering the drunkards and shagroons hanging on there generally. Macdonnell is bent on resigning --- and has made arrangements with Tanner to shepherd etc. until he can leave this district.

I have not formally accepted his resignation ---but I suppose I must, as he will leave at any rate.

This will be a great nuisance to me as far as native cases are concerned. Will you kindly think of this? I don't see what is to be done --- I cannot go on with this otherwise distasteful work without an interpreter Grindell and Colenso are both objectionable as you know in that particular --- and there is no one else. Alexander I cannot ask always to sit --- he dislikes it much to say nothing of the time it demands.

If Cooper were here we could get on till other arrangements are made. But the best would be what I proposed in my other note. Pray attend to this and oblige

Yours ever truly,
Alfred Domett.
Donald Maclean, Esq.
I heard Moule has recd. no pay since you were here.

Part of:
Inward letters - Alfred Domett, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0245 (32 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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