Object #1027425 from MS-Papers-0032-0184

3 pages written 16 Mar 1861 by Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne and Captain F G Steward in Auckland Region 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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Private
My dear McLean,

In leaving N.Z. few things will grieve me so much as the cessation of our intercourse.

You have been to me a kind friend and an able, conscientious and disinterested

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adviser.

Wherever I go and whatever happens to me I shall always remember you as such and I want you to remember me as a sincere friend.

As a trifling token of regard and esteem I send you a Watch (Scotch) which I trust you will

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keep for the sake of


Yours most sincerely
T. Gore Browne. Auckland
March 16, 1861.

English (ATL)

Private
My dear McLean,

In leaving N.Z. few things will grieve me so much as the cessation of our intercourse.

You have been to me a kind friend and an able, conscientious and disinterested adviser.

Wherever I go and whatever happens to me I shall always remember you as such and I want you to remember me as a sincere friend.

As a trifling token of regard and esteem I send you a Watch (Scotch) which I trust you will keep for the sake of


Yours most sincerely
T. Gore Browne. Auckland
March 16, 1861.


Extracts from Minutes of Council held at Govt. House Auckland on Saturday the 16th March 1861.



The Govr. lays before the council certain letters from Genl. Pratt relative to a proposal made by the chief W. Thomson that the war should cease.

After perusal of the documents the Govr. proposes that he should go to Taranaki in the ''Victoria'' tomorrow and that two of the Ministers, the Native Secy. and certain Native chiefs should accompany him.

The Council have consulted the officers of the Native Department and others as to the probable effect on the native mind of the Governor's proceeding at once to Taranaki, and having fully considered all the circumstances come to the following conclusions.

1. That the proposals of W. Thomson are altogether inadvisable, but they may afford an opening for negotiation.

2. That it appears premature for the Governor to proceed at the present stage of the matter to Taranaki as such a step would be more likely to retard than further the object to be desired - viz. peace.

The Council therefore recommend that the Native Secy. should go to Taranaki at once with a view of ascertaining the real state of feeling of the natives, and the desirability of the Governor going to Taranaki with the view of negotiating a peace

And that the Governor hold himself in readiness to proceed to Taranaki at once if the native Secretary report that it is desirable he should so do.


true extract
F.G. Steward
Clerk of Ex. Council

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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