Object #1003220 from MS-Papers-0032-0606

2 pages written 16 Dec 1864 by an unknown author in Tangoio to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Tol - Tox, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0606 (25 digitised items). Correspondents:W A Tolmie, Dunedin, 1867 (1 letter); Joseph Torr, Petane, 1864 (1 letter); Towgood & Campbell, Napier Police Station, 1859 (1 letter); Edward Towgood, Turanganui, Tangoio & Ngatapa, 1864-1869 & undated (7 letters); F H Townsend, Ireland, 1858 (1 letter; same as one written by John Townsend); John H Townsend, Auckland, Adelaide & Ireland, 1844-1864 & undated [1861] (11 letters); W H Townsend-Stewart, Wellington, 1873 (1 letter); C J Toxward, Wellington, 1876 (2 letters)

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English (ATL)

Decr. 16th. 1864.

My dear Mr. McLean,

Biggs has just sent me a line telling me the kind interest you take in our behalf, I sincerely trust that before that insane law of direct purchase comes in force, that you will have managed all that you require for the Province and thereby save us from that constant state of ferment and most likely war, which in my opinion must necessary follow after the proclamation of this very short sighted law.

Before Morris's visit there would not have been the slightest trouble about your purchasing the coast as far as Mokaera and even now if the natives find that they really cannot let and a bait thrown over this new law I have little doubt that you will get what you require.

Yours very truly,
Edw. Turgood.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Tol - Tox, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0606 (25 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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