Object #1025063 from MS-Papers-0032-0218

2 pages written 19 Jul 1871 by Henry Tacy Clarke in Tauranga to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Henry Tacy Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0218 (56 digitised items). 50 letters written from Tauranga, Maketu, Auckland and Waimate, 1871-1876

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Private Tauranga

July 19th 1871



My dear Mr. McLean

You will see that I have arrived here again - Weather very fine so far but threatens to be bad. I had a good deal of talk with St. John on board last night (at least the talking was pretty well on his side) He gave me a great deal of the Political scandal of Auckland and amongst other things states that old Swanson of Auckland is getting up a great deal of information concerning the Native Department, and

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amongst other things is possessed of evidence that I and Mair had been working against you during the late elections - and a great deal of stuff of the same quality. I simply replied - That I was quite prepared to meet any charge of what ever character Honorable Members might bring against me - and if they all partook of the same false character he named no one need trouble to notice it. St. John was a little talkative - and I know from what he said that he has been holding converse with J. A. Wilson.

As I said before I do not think that your Government gets much sympathy from the head officials in Auckland.

I must close this as Fairchild will be off presently.


Very faithfully yours
Hy. T. Clarke.

English (ATL)

Private Tauranga

July 19th 1871



My dear Mr. McLean

You will see that I have arrived here again - Weather very fine so far but threatens to be bad. I had a good deal of talk with St. John on board last night (at least the talking was pretty well on his side) He gave me a great deal of the Political scandal of Auckland and amongst other things states that old Swanson of Auckland is getting up a great deal of information concerning the Native Department, and amongst other things is possessed of evidence that I and Mair had been working against you during the late elections - and a great deal of stuff of the same quality. I simply replied - That I was quite prepared to meet any charge of what ever character Honorable Members might bring against me - and if they all partook of the same false character he named no one need trouble to notice it. St. John was a little talkative - and I know from what he said that he has been holding converse with J. A. Wilson.

As I said before I do not think that your Government gets much sympathy from the head officials in Auckland.

I must close this as Fairchild will be off presently.


Very faithfully yours
Hy. T. Clarke.

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Tacy Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0218 (56 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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