Object #1002496 from MS-Papers-0032-0158

4 pages written 21 Sep 1847 by Sir Francis Dillon Bell to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Francis Dillon Bell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0158 (46 digitised items). Contains correspondence between McLean and F D Bell, and Bell and William Fox; the correspondence covers the purchase of Maori land (especially at Wairarapa), fighting in the New Zealand Wars, politics (including information about the formation of Governments in the 1870s), and personal matters. 47 letters written from Taranaki, Wellington, London, Shag Valley, Wanganui, Dunedin, Melbourne, 1847-1853

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My dear Sir,

I should be much obliged if you would kindly give me the following particulars.

1. Whether the natives have yet received a portion of the payment

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for the small 3000 acre block south of the Sugar Loaves, and what is the total amount they will be paid, and in what instalments?

2. The names of the principal chief selling it.

3. What instalments the Taranaki natives are

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to receive for the 12000 acre block besides the £200 redd. the other day?

4. The names of their principal chiefs.

5. What the total sum is to be paid for the "Grey Block", and what will be the instalments, when the natives decide to take the payment?

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If you will take the trouble to answer these queries, I shall be thankful.


And I am Yours very truly,
F.D. Bell.
21 Sept. 47.

English (ATL)


My dear Sir,

I should be much obliged if you would kindly give me the following particulars.

1. Whether the natives have yet received a portion of the payment for the small 3000 acre block south of the Sugar Loaves, and what is the total amount they will be paid, and in what instalments?

2. The names of the principal chief selling it.

3. What instalments the Taranaki natives are to receive for the 12000 acre block besides the £200 redd. the other day?

4. The names of their principal chiefs.

5. What the total sum is to be paid for the "Grey Block", and what will be the instalments, when the natives decide to take the payment?

If you will take the trouble to answer these queries, I shall be thankful.


And I am Yours very truly,
F.D. Bell.
21 Sept. 47.

Part of:
Inward letters - Francis Dillon Bell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0158 (46 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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