Object #1027397 from MS-Papers-0032-0184

5 pages written 22 Apr 1861 by Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward and outward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0184 (73 digitised items). 73 letters letters, 1861-1862. Includes some draft letters from McLean to Browne. Also one letter from Harriet Gore Bowne (undated).

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April 22. 1861


My dear McLean,

I was very glad to receive your letter and only write to say that if the Taranakis submit they must consent to full compensation as agreed on - I would rather have no peace than accept it without compensation. You know my views on

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what I should consider satisfactory. Pray also arrange that the Union Jack shall be hoisted on the block Houses on Sundays and festivals. I am very anxious about - this and consider it very important.

We can send flags from here if you want them.

Kennedy is doing all the mischief in his power but Heaphy tells me it would give

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great content if it was generally known that the Union Jack was to be hoisted on the Block houses.

T.Waka and Morgan say that W.King's retirement to the Waikato was arranged before the Waikatos left and that he always intended to repudiate the terms when he could do so conveniently and thinks nothing binding at present.

This appears to me very

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immaterial as we must have a settlement with the Waikato and the three Southern tribes will follow their lead either in peace or war.

I hear W.Thomson will not come to meet us or give up the King movement. He desires peace on his own terms - More regiments are said to be coming from India.

Will you thank Mr.Wilson for his friendly letter and shew him this in reply. I send this by

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the Corio and will write to Mr.Wilson by the Niger so that one will reach I hope -

Whittaker's son has been so ill that he has not been at office nothing has been done in Native matters - I keep Rogan till you come.


Yours sincerely,
T. Gore Browne.

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April 22. 1861


My dear McLean,

I was very glad to receive your letter and only write to say that if the Taranakis submit they must consent to full compensation as agreed on - I would rather have no peace than accept it without compensation. You know my views on what I should consider satisfactory. Pray also arrange that the Union Jack shall be hoisted on the block Houses on Sundays and festivals. I am very anxious about - this and consider it very important.

We can send flags from here if you want them.

Kennedy is doing all the mischief in his power but Heaphy tells me it would give great content if it was generally known that the Union Jack was to be hoisted on the Block houses.

T.Waka and Morgan say that W.King's retirement to the Waikato was arranged before the Waikatos left and that he always intended to repudiate the terms when he could do so conveniently and thinks nothing binding at present.

This appears to me very immaterial as we must have a settlement with the Waikato and the three Southern tribes will follow their lead either in peace or war.

I hear W.Thomson will not come to meet us or give up the King movement. He desires peace on his own terms - More regiments are said to be coming from India.

Will you thank Mr.Wilson for his friendly letter and shew him this in reply. I send this by the Corio and will write to Mr.Wilson by the Niger so that one will reach I hope -

Whittaker's son has been so ill that he has not been at office nothing has been done in Native matters - I keep Rogan till you come.


Yours sincerely,
T. Gore Browne.

Part of:
Inward and outward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0184 (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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