Object #1025297 from MS-Papers-0032-0374

3 pages written 4 Jan 1847 by Henry King in New Plymouth District and New Plymouth to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Henry King, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0374 (73 digitised items). 71 letters written from Taranaki - Police Office, Brooklands & New Plymouth

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Brooklands,
Jany. 4th, /47.


Dear McLean,

I recd. your Note by Baines and take it for granted this will find you at Wanganui. I forwarded by him a private letter for you from Sinclair, but your official Letters being open and relating to more Forms I considered it advisable not to trouble you with them as you cannot act upon them until your return.

We are as usual quiet and Peaceable and nothing has occurred to disturb it since your departure I have turned over all the Constabulary

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to your force on New Years day but as we require some person to officiate as Gaoler I have directed Newland to continue that office until the Governor's decision is recd. I wrote to the Colonial Secretary on the subject some days since.

We fully expect that the Hope is arrived at Nelson or Wellington and are anxiously looking out for an English Mail perhaps the Governor will take us by surprise and bring it with him and if he is able to introduce us to our friend Rangihiata I am sure it would be considered by the whole settlement the most acceptable New Years Gift they can desire to receive.

You will learn all the gossip of the place from Webster therefore I shall only add that all are well and desire their kind regards. We are blessed with some fine rain whilst I am writing, which I hope will in some degree renovate the Potatoes and Spring Corn, but I fear it is too late to recover them effectually. Wishing you all the comforts of the season,


Believe me, Yours truly,
Henry. King.

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Donald McLean,
Esq., N.P. Inspector Armed Police.

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Brooklands,
Jany. 4th, /47.


Dear McLean,

I recd. your Note by Baines and take it for granted this will find you at Wanganui. I forwarded by him a private letter for you from Sinclair, but your official Letters being open and relating to more Forms I considered it advisable not to trouble you with them as you cannot act upon them until your return.

We are as usual quiet and Peaceable and nothing has occurred to disturb it since your departure I have turned over all the Constabulary to your force on New Years day but as we require some person to officiate as Gaoler I have directed Newland to continue that office until the Governor's decision is recd. I wrote to the Colonial Secretary on the subject some days since.

We fully expect that the Hope is arrived at Nelson or Wellington and are anxiously looking out for an English Mail perhaps the Governor will take us by surprise and bring it with him and if he is able to introduce us to our friend Rangihiata I am sure it would be considered by the whole settlement the most acceptable New Years Gift they can desire to receive.

You will learn all the gossip of the place from Webster therefore I shall only add that all are well and desire their kind regards. We are blessed with some fine rain whilst I am writing, which I hope will in some degree renovate the Potatoes and Spring Corn, but I fear it is too late to recover them effectually. Wishing you all the comforts of the season,


Believe me, Yours truly,
Henry. King.
Donald McLean,
Esq., N.P. Inspector Armed Police.

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry King, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0374 (73 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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