Object #1001709 from MS-Papers-0032-0815

3 pages written 19 Nov 1860 by Alexander McLean in Maraekakaho to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0815 (48 digitised items). Letters written from Napier and Maraekakaho mainly about station matters. Includes one letter from Canterbury, Jul 1861, and one from Ashburton, Sep 1868

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English (MD)

19 November 1860

Maraekakaho

My dear brother

I received your three letters with the £40 and was glad you are in good health and spirits. We are all well hear. I am going to wash the sheep today. The weather is not looking well, so much rain. Young Bill has 16 sheep hear and let him do what he likes with them. It was his own wish

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to get them. I told him I would not keep them for aney len[g]ths of time and I should let him do the best he can with them. Since he left me I hear he has been saying that it was for want of money that I paid him in sheep and it was his own wish to get them. The lambing is not good this year. About 21 hundred lambs but they are good. We cut the lambs last week. The natives is all right as yet but I do not fancy their ways, totaley distant to what they used to be. I have to wash 2600 sheep today and have no time to say more in hopes that Douglas and you are well.


Your[s] always
Alexander McLean

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I send this by Fitsgerald who has been hear a day or so. I hope you will soon be hear. In haste. A McLean

English (MD)

19 November 1860

Maraekakaho

My dear brother

I received your three letters with the £40 and was glad you are in good health and spirits. We are all well hear. I am going to wash the sheep today. The weather is not looking well, so much rain. Young Bill has 16 sheep hear and let him do what he likes with them. It was his own wish to get them. I told him I would not keep them for aney len[g]ths of time and I should let him do the best he can with them. Since he left me I hear he has been saying that it was for want of money that I paid him in sheep and it was his own wish to get them. The lambing is not good this year. About 21 hundred lambs but they are good. We cut the lambs last week. The natives is all right as yet but I do not fancy their ways, totaley distant to what they used to be. I have to wash 2600 sheep today and have no time to say more in hopes that Douglas and you are well.


Your[s] always
Alexander McLean

I send this by Fitsgerald who has been hear a day or so. I hope you will soon be hear. In haste. A McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0815 (48 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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