Object #1001041 from MS-Papers-0032-0814

3 pages written 16 Aug 1859 by Alexander McLean in Maraekakaho to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0814 (27 digitised items). Letters written from Australia, 1844-1849 and from Hawke's Bay (mainly Maraekakaho), 1857-1859. Includes one letter written by Donald to his brother Archy, 7 Feb 1846. The latter correspondence relates mainly to station matters

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English (MD)

16 August 1859

Maraekakaho

My dear brother

I received a note from you by James wishing me to bring over some horses for sale to the natives. I should like much to sell some but I have the sheep in the pens tonight to draft in the morning or I should go over tomorrow. Rich is up for the last of his wether till affter shearing and I am getting Macar[t]hy and Domet's taken out which will

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English (MD)

all day tomorow and all other sheep that is to be taken out of the flock.

We have about six or seven acres of grass well got in and if the weather takes up we shall soon have all in. I got a start the other day I was told that a party wanted forty acres on the Maraekakaho for to build a house of accommodation and the onley place oppen was 40 acres between the woolshed and the stream so I went down and bought it the onley place that has aney frontage to a road or river on the run left.

I shall be over on Saturday if I can to se you in haste.


Your allways affectionate brother
Alexander McLean

English (MD)

16 August 1859

Maraekakaho

My dear brother

I received a note from you by James wishing me to bring over some horses for sale to the natives. I should like much to sell some but I have the sheep in the pens tonight to draft in the morning or I should go over tomorrow. Rich is up for the last of his wether till affter shearing and I am getting Macar[t]hy and Domet's taken out which will all day tomorow and all other sheep that is to be taken out of the flock.

We have about six or seven acres of grass well got in and if the weather takes up we shall soon have all in. I got a start the other day I was told that a party wanted forty acres on the Maraekakaho for to build a house of accommodation and the onley place oppen was 40 acres between the woolshed and the stream so I went down and bought it the onley place that has aney frontage to a road or river on the run left.

I shall be over on Saturday if I can to se you in haste.


Your allways affectionate brother
Alexander McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0814 (27 digitised items)
Series 9 Inwards family letters, Reference Number Series 9 Inwards family letters (1204 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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