Object #1001426 from MS-Papers-0032-0228

4 pages written 3 Apr 1863 by George Sisson Cooper to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0228 (108 digitised items). 105 letters written from Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington. Contains correspondence between McLean and Cooper with regard to the purchase of Maori land in Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa in particular, and various complaints and issues that arose from the purchases; also contains information and discussions about the spread of the Pai Marire and Ringatu religions (again, with a particular focus on Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa), and about general Maori affairs. Includes draft letters from McLean to Cooper; letters from George's wife Ellen C Cooper, 1863-1872, and from Sarah Cooper (undated).

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

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English (ATL)


My dear McLean

I enclose the official letter to your Honour about the road business and I hope you will have it brought under consideration before the present Executive disperse. It won't take long to do, and it is of very great moment to me, as my ram paddock, nearly 90 acres, is at stake, and will be quite useless to me if the road must go

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English (ATL)

through it. The men are now working away at culverts, wh. I shall have to shift at my own expense, if you accept my offer, so pray don't let it be put off.

M.Fitz- knows the place and can give a good professional opinion if you ask him. I have not spoken to him on the subject lately, and would be quite satisfied with what he might say.

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Weber is actuated throughout by pique, and professional jealousy, and dislike of poor old Gill.

In haste,
Faithfully yours
G. S. Cooper
April 3rd 1863

Malcolm Fraser has arrived from England. He talks of going to Canterbury.

English (ATL)


My dear McLean

I enclose the official letter to your Honour about the road business and I hope you will have it brought under consideration before the present Executive disperse. It won't take long to do, and it is of very great moment to me, as my ram paddock, nearly 90 acres, is at stake, and will be quite useless to me if the road must go through it. The men are now working away at culverts, wh. I shall have to shift at my own expense, if you accept my offer, so pray don't let it be put off.

M.Fitz- knows the place and can give a good professional opinion if you ask him. I have not spoken to him on the subject lately, and would be quite satisfied with what he might say. Weber is actuated throughout by pique, and professional jealousy, and dislike of poor old Gill.

In haste,
Faithfully yours
G. S. Cooper
April 3rd 1863

Malcolm Fraser has arrived from England. He talks of going to Canterbury.

Part of:
Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0228 (108 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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