Object #1001064 from MS-Papers-0032-0664

2 pages written by Captain F G Steward in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Fragments and letters from unidentified correspondents, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0664 (176 digitised items). Large folder of letters, many from unidentified correspondents. Those that have been identified include the following: Herbert E Leadam (1866); Richard W Woncken of Wanganui to George H Davies (1876); fragment from his sister-in-law Catherine McLean (undated & 1866 fragment); Charles Weby of Napier (1868); D Schmit re discovery of gold (undated); Clifton College (1869); H Te Mautaranui of Auckland (1860); J Smith of Dunedin (1872); J W H Maclean (undated fragment); Henry Crowdise of Napier (1862); Thomas Chargellray of Ireland (1871); CGC [C G Crosse?](undated); Joseph Busland of 360 George Street (1874); Birthia W (1852); A Domett (1863); Agent General (undated); Catherine Stevenson of Glasgow (1853); S.K. of Wanganui (1848); letter from George McLean of Glasgow re death of Donald McLean's brother Captain John McLean and giving news of his family (1872); Henry Bodaan of Napier (1866); J Meisen of Dunedin (1876); H M S Esk (1865); Robert G Harvey of Napier (1865); letter written from Parawai (Mar 1876); C Marshall of Auckland (1872); J Watson Bain (1858); Catherine Wray, Ireland (1871); E D H Fairtlough (1875); letter addressed to Dear Thatcher (Frederick Thatcher?), undated; letter to Editor of Wanganui Chronicle, 1856; letter recommending John Oakley from a London correspondent (undated fragment). Many other letter fragments or letters with indecipherable signatures.

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

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English (ATL)

Letter from F.G. Steward to Donald McLean Esq. dated May 17th. (no year date)

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My dear McLean,

The bearer of this is taking back Cook's grey horse, and the animal Norman rode. I have given him one pound, and taken his receipt, so you will give him whatever more is necessary. The man leading the pack-horse knocked up yesterday at Pahatanui. I will therefore pay the man who came on from there, and per--haps you will see and settle with the other.

I have paid nothing for the hire of any of the horses we got on the road, but will settle for all we got at Wellington.

We had a very prosperous Journey down, and arrived last night.

No regular English mail, but news that Lord Derby is out, and Lord Palmerston in.


Yours very truly, (Signed)
F.G. Steward Wellington
May 17th. (no year date.)

Part of:
Inward letters - Fragments and letters from unidentified correspondents, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0664 (176 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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