Object #1001267 from MS-Papers-0032-0254

3 pages written 18 Sep 1850 by David Stark Durie in Waikanae to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Durie, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0254 (53 digitised items). Correspondents include:Charles Durie, Waitotara, 1876 (1 letter); D S Durie, Wellington, Waikanae, Wanganui, 1844-1873 (52 letters), P Durie, The Glen, Wanganui, 1859 (1 letter).

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Waikanae
18 Sept. '50.


My dear McLean,

Young Taratoa has just delivered me yours of yesterday. I have heard nothing more of Selwyn's case, having written a long letter to His Excellency on the subject, which I think will prevent frivolous charges being entertained in future, as well as the manner in which they are got up.

I am now looking out for the "Acheron" otherwise I feel inclined to come and see you at Manawatu. I am happy to find you and Mr. Hamilton intend to investigate Hart's case today, you will perceive from my letter to Burr, that I had no other remedy left but to give him notice to leave, as his proceedings were interfering with the peace of the District, should however you be able to satisfy all parties, I am willing to withdraw said Notice, and hope you will inform me of the result. With regard to Gossip, I don't wish to assume that appelation. I know of no other reason why Mr. Eyre did not go in the steamer than he was afraid of being absent when Sir George arrived, and that Capt. Stokes disappointed him about the day of sailing etc. I believe Mr. Ross and son are actually coming up the coast at last, the former having settled about the land. Mr. and Mrs. Godley leave town today for that fashionable place Otaki on a visit to Mr. Hadfield. When do you return to the Capital, surely your leave of absence has expired. Have the goodness to send me a Receipt in Duplicate for the £6 on acct. of the Natives of Patea and Pihoa as it must accompany my quarterly accounts.

With Compts foom Mrs. D., Believe me, Dear Mac,


Yours faithfully,
D. S. Durie.

I enclose you the description of a man who stole some property at Wanganui, and is supposed to be still on the coast in case you are able to capture him.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Durie, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0254 (53 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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