Object #1003103 from MS-Papers-0032-0438

2 pages written 25 Mar 1871 by John McLeod in Auckland City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Macbe - McLeo, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0438 (18 digitised items). Correspondents:Mr Macbean, New Plymouth, 1870 (1 letter); Hugh McLellan, Pouwaka, 1875 (1 letter); Donald McLennan, Napier, 1863 (5 letters); D McLeod, Russell, 1854 (1 letter); Hugh McLeod, Papakura, 1871 (1 letter); John Macleod, Morven, Argyllshire, 1871 (1 letter); John McLeod, Auckland & Bay of Islands, 1870-1871 (7 letters); John McLeod, Auckland, 1844 (1 letter)

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Private Eden Terrace, Auckland

25th March 1871

Dear Sir,

I have just seen Lawyer Sheehan, who has for some time back been acting for the Kaipara Natives, and who has considerable influence with them. I told him that you wished to see him relative to the Sums due me by those natives, - upon which he proposed taking the matter in hand, and calling upon you as soon as you would return from the Thames.

I have arranged to hand Sheehan a statement of the principle sums due me and if the two chiefs Otene and Te Mauri are asked to come to Town by the proper authorities - and with the assurance that they would not be sued while here, I make no doubt but they would come and arrange.

It is not ncessary that Sheehan should see the statement I sent in to you a few days ago - and indeed I believe the facts stated in it, are so plain, that both Sheehan and Rogan, might take offence if seen by them, in which case I might suffer.

In other respects I believe a word from you to Sheehan, would put matters right for me, and God knows I would not trouble you as I am doing if I had not so much to distress me, but as regards this matter my cause is a just one.

Yours Very Truly
John McLeod

P. S. I am to leave for the Bay tomorrow morning but I hope Mr. Whitaker will help to arrange matters here for me. J.M.L.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Macbe - McLeo, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0438 (18 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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