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Letter from Marianne Williams to Marianne Davies, November 17, 1845

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    Regarding the arrival of George Grey as the new Governor of New Zealand. Marianne reports that within a bundle of letters (all business related) delivered by Captain Paton, the news had come that Governor Grey had arrived at Auckland aboard the H.M.S Elphinstone. "Monday 24� Marianne writes of their domestic and private lives during the Northern War, and her main gripe was with the failings of the mail service.

    However, she writes of a pleasant visit to Kororareka to see the Majors wife Mrs Budge, after which she finally received her daughter�s letters. She writes of the folks they had in their company, such as Marianne�s siblings Henry, John, Sarah, Caroline and Catherine, as well as Mr King, Mrs Philip, George Clarke and his wife [Martha] who had just had another daughter. Finally, Marianne reports of a Governor General being sent out for the Colonies, she writes: "We hear a Governor General coming out for the Colonies a brother of Captain Fitzroy. The Queen would not hear of the Treaty of Waitangi being set aside. No Treaty in her name should be broken, so all the strong efforts failed. Mr [Shortland] is made a Governor in the West Indies."

  • Other Id

    14471 (Presto content ID)

    MS-1991-75-783 (Reference Number)

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    Letter from Marianne Williams to Marianne Davies, November 17, 1845
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    4pp on 1 leaf ; 235mm x 369mm

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  • Public Access Text

    [Keywords: Correspondence, Colonialism]

  • Last Update
    07 Jul 2023
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