Object #1001172 from MS-Papers-0032-0600

3 pages written 12 Aug 1851 by Rev Richard Taylor in Wanganui to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Rev Richard Taylor, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0600 (96 digitised items). 94 letters written from Waitotara, Wanganui, Wellington and Auckland, 1845-1873 & undated. Also piece-level inventory for lettersd date 1845-1861 (excluding letters accessioned in 1969)

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Augst. 12, 1851.

My Dear Mr. Maclean,

I am quite sorry that the Dr. has made up his mind to return by water I had made arrangements for a trip with him I returned from Whareroa where I administered the Sact. the rain was so incessant and the rivers so swollen that there was no proceeding through the forest which would have compelled us to have carried near a weeks provision. If you have not made any arrangement with Major Baker you need not as I shall now decline repeating my offer, the bearer Matfahi is going to enter the police if you can aid him do so as he bears an excellent character, let me hear of yr. proceedings when shall we see the Govr? I met the Ngatiawa about 30 men and as many women (who have just now arrived here) at Kata marae they are merely going to Arapana to remove bones. Heuheu has left for Taupo he threatens us with a summer visit from Waikato.

All much the same as usual Mrs. Taylor still confined to the sofa with our very kind regards believe me very faithfully yrs

Richard Taylor.
P. S. Mr. Swainson arrived yesterday.

Part of:
Inward letters - Rev Richard Taylor, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0600 (96 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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