Object #1026814 from MS-Papers-0032-0581

4 pages written 2 Sep 1856 by Thomas Henry Smith in Maketu to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Thomas Henry Smith, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0581 (69 digitised items). Letters written from Auckland, Maketu, on board SS Egmont off Napier; on board SS Lord Ashley off Napier, 1856-1872. Includes piece-level inventory, 1856-1866 (excludes letters from 1969 accession)

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English (ATL)

Sept. 2nd. 1856.

My dear McLean,

Tamati Pikau the Captain of the Maggie called upon me this morning to ask my advice with reference to a letter he has received from Mr. Davis cautioning him not to take the Maggie to Auckland at present and stating as a reason that she is likely to get into trouble with the Euston House Authorities. Tamati is at a loss to understand the 'take' of this caution and assures me that his vessel has not been engaged in any clandestine proceedings which might render her liable to seizure. He has decided on disregarding Mr. Davis' warning trusting to his innocence and your protection against unjust interference. Mr. Davis' communication is a private one and as in the absence of further explanation, it appears to me a strange proceeding on his part as a Govt. Officer, I have thought it right to mention the matter to you privately, leaving it to you to make enquiries should you deem it necessary or desirable.

I am my dear McLean, Yours truly,
Thos. H. Smith.

Part of:
Inward letters - Thomas Henry Smith, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0581 (69 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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