Congratulates FitzRoy on his appointment as Governor of New Zealand. Wants to see him and his wife before their departure. Proposes to call on them in London next Thursday.
Down, near Farnborough. | Kent.
I read yesterday with surprise and the greatest interest, your appointment as Governor of New Zealand.— I do not know whether to congratulate you on it, but I am sure, I may the Colony, on possessing your zeal and energy.— I am most anxious to know whether the Report is true; for I cannot bear the thoughts of your leaving the country without seeing you once again the past is often in my memory, and I feel that I owe to you much bye gone enjoyment, and the whole destiny of my life, which (had my health been stronger) would have been one full of satisfaction to me.—
During the last 3 months I have never once gone up to London; without
intending to call in the hopes of seeing M
But I am writing trifles about myself, when your mind & time must be fully
occupied.— My object in writing is to beg of you or
Believe me, dear FitzRoy, | Your ever truly obliged, | Charles
- f1 667.f1FitzRoy, who had been serving as M.P. for Durham, accepted the appointment and sailed with his wife for New Zealand on 8 July 1843. For an account of his tenure and the events leading to his recall in 1845, see Mellersh 1968, pp. 207–35.