Object #1025481 from MS-Papers-0032-0183

4 pages written 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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My dear McLean,

Your letter of this morning is satisfactory and I trust you will be able to settle the business without a fight. No European would have taken away the gun on the breeches. These should be sought for among the inspected natives.

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Pray try to arrange the Police about which Whittaker wrote to you. I shall have more faith in the payment of some important chiefs than in anything else we can do. Some native I forget his name, who has been educated at St. Stephens writes a violent letter to the Schoolmaster at Orakei

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and says that the Govr. has commenced war and they have nothing to do but to pursue it vigorously.

His letter was well answered and sent to me by Kisling. The Waikato Committee are to take no more evidence after Saturday.

You do not say what time the express started but it reached me at 3 P.M.

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I hope the system has been well established now. Will you ask Major Speedy if he has established it as far as the Wairoa.

We have no news.

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

I send you the report of the joint Committee of both Houses

English (ATL)


My dear McLean,

Your letter of this morning is satisfactory and I trust you will be able to settle the business without a fight. No European would have taken away the gun on the breeches. These should be sought for among the inspected natives.

Pray try to arrange the Police about which Whittaker wrote to you. I shall have more faith in the payment of some important chiefs than in anything else we can do. Some native I forget his name, who has been educated at St. Stephens writes a violent letter to the Schoolmaster at Orakei and says that the Govr. has commenced war and they have nothing to do but to pursue it vigorously.

His letter was well answered and sent to me by Kisling. The Waikato Committee are to take no more evidence after Saturday.

You do not say what time the express started but it reached me at 3 P.M. I hope the system has been well established now. Will you ask Major Speedy if he has established it as far as the Wairoa.

We have no news.

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

I send you the report of the joint Committee of both Houses

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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