Object #1002401 from MS-Papers-0032-0815

3 pages written 6 Oct 1865 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)

6 October 1865

Maraekakaho

My dear brother

The boy Ballarat is going away and I send you a note of all the things he had hear from Irvine.

One blew shirt 7/6
Three pair trousers 9/-
One pair socks 2/-
One pair boots 12/-

I do not mind the price but Twig will find out on station

One creamean shirt £0.10.0
Cash [?] from me 4
From McLeod 2

£6.10.0

13 months and one week on station

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English (MD)

for the first six months at the rate of fourteen pounds £14.0.0 for the last seven months and one week at the rate of twenty four pounds per year £24. Please pay the boy by deducting what he had in cash and goods. He wants to go to the East Cape fighting. If you can send him I should like it much. He will do as well as the most of them. He has lots of pluck.

English (MD)

6 October 1865

Maraekakaho

My dear brother

The boy Ballarat is going away and I send you a note of all the things he had hear from Irvine.

One blew shirt 7/6
Three pair trousers 9/-
One pair socks 2/-
One pair boots 12/-

I do not mind the price but Twig will find out on station

One creamean shirt £0.10.0
Cash [?] from me 4
From McLeod 2

£6.10.0

13 months and one week on station for the first six months at the rate of fourteen pounds £14.0.0 for the last seven months and one week at the rate of twenty four pounds per year £24. Please pay the boy by deducting what he had in cash and goods. He wants to go to the East Cape fighting. If you can send him I should like it much. He will do as well as the most of them. He has lots of pluck.

In haste.


Yours allways
Alexander 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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