Object #1033025 from MS-Papers-0032-0245

2 pages written 28 May 1868 by Alfred Domett in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Alfred Domett, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0245 (32 digitised items). 32 letters written from Hawke's Bay, Wellington, Auckland, Nelson and Taranaki, 1852-1870 & undated. Includes letter from H S Chapman to Domett, 1866; drafts of two letters from McLean to Domett, Mar 1858 & Jul 1863.

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28 May 1868

My dear McLean

I have just received your note about Jack [St George], and thank you for the promise to interest yourself in his favor.

I write now just in consequence of a remark in your letter to the effect that J. Georgehad refused an offer of an Inspectorship. In fact it was the offer of a Sub Inspectorship which he refused and which in fact I advised him to refuse. I forget the details now but I think it would have been placing him under the command of officers junior to himself or whom he had actually commanded. He will tell you whenever you give him an opportunity. As he never had had a single step of promotion, which has been given to so many, I verily believe less deserving of it, I think he was perfectly right in refusing the Sub-Inspectorship - more particularly as it was only because he was my relative that I did not give him a Captaincy in the Troop at the first starting.

However I will not bother you now any more about this - but thanking you for your kindness in many instances to Jack am

Dr McLean
Yours ever truly
A. Domett

Part of:
Inward letters - Alfred Domett, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0245 (32 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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