Object #1024304 from MS-Papers-0032-0183

2 pages written 24 Jul 1860 by Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0183 (75 digitised items). 70 letters, 1855-1860

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Confidential July 24, 1860


My dear McLean,

Many thanks for your two notes of yesterday. I will urge Richmond to let me have his mem. on mixed juries and send it to you as soon as I get it. The only other message I can think of is about spirits and gunpowder and perhaps you would give me a rough idea of what I should say on the subject. The Assembly is to be put off until Monday unless the Steamers appear today. My speech is almost entirely confined to the war and is I think good.

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I think some person or persons have industriously circulated doubts in reference to the title and can scarcely divest myself of an idea that there was some unexplained motive Ministers were alarmed but I was not for I have implicit faith in you and felt quite convinced that you would have told me if any thing was wrong and moreover that you would not have let me make the declarations I did in the printed statement sent home from New Plymouth.

I fear an attempt may yet be made to make political capital out of this subject.

Believe me,
Yours sincerely,
T.G.B.

English (ATL)

Confidential July 24, 1860


My dear McLean,

Many thanks for your two notes of yesterday. I will urge Richmond to let me have his mem. on mixed juries and send it to you as soon as I get it. The only other message I can think of is about spirits and gunpowder and perhaps you would give me a rough idea of what I should say on the subject. The Assembly is to be put off until Monday unless the Steamers appear today. My speech is almost entirely confined to the war and is I think good.

I think some person or persons have industriously circulated doubts in reference to the title and can scarcely divest myself of an idea that there was some unexplained motive Ministers were alarmed but I was not for I have implicit faith in you and felt quite convinced that you would have told me if any thing was wrong and moreover that you would not have let me make the declarations I did in the printed statement sent home from New Plymouth.

I fear an attempt may yet be made to make political capital out of this subject.

Believe me,
Yours sincerely,
T.G.B.

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0183 (75 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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