Object #1002300 from MS-Papers-0032-0302
4 pages written 25 Sep 1853 by Sir George Grey to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - Sir George Grey, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0302 (45 digitised items).
43 letters written from Auckland, Otaki, Wellington, Capetown, Te Whenuku, Tokukuni, Kawau, London. Includes letters from McLean to Sir George Grey and a letter dated 24th January to Lady Grey from a young person writing from Nelson (mentions death of little `poor little Georgina')
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
Letter from Sir George Grey
ton Donald McLean Esq.
dated 25th. September 1853.
25th. September 1853.
My dear McLean,
I add a few lines to say that if the additional sum of Two thousand pounds, (in addition to the sum of One Thousand I send out to-day), will enable you to pay the first instalment for the purchase of the entire Wairarapa district, you are authorised to go to that amount, - that is, I will retain in addition to what I now send you, the sum of Five thousand pounds at your disposal; Three Thousand pounds for Te Hapuku, and two thousand pounds more for Wairarapa.
It is of great consequence that you should let me know, as soon as possible, if you want all this money, as my future private pecuniary arrangements will depend upon this. If it is really necessary for me to go to Hawke's Bay, and you could complete this purchase of the Wairarapa in a few days
now, then I could leave Wellington upon next Saturday or Monday, and pass through the Wairarapa quietly; delaying there a few days, and go on from there to Hawke's Bay. In that case I should send the Brig away to Auckland upon Saturday.
But I should much prefer going to Auckland myself in the Brig, although I will give way upon this point if by so doing will promote the good of the country.
Let me have an answer to this letter as quickly as you can.
Donald McLean Esq.
Inward letters - Sir George Grey, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0302 (45 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)
Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study.
You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please
maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it),
reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=1002300).
If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI