Object #1003926 from MS-Papers-0032-0721

3 pages written 25 Aug 1849 by Sir Donald McLean

From: Outward drafts and fragments, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0721 (59 digitised items). Names of identified correspondents entered in Name Field. Includes letter to his Aunt Flora McInnes (nee McColl), 1 Feb 1849, addressed to her husband Capt McInnes, 42nd Regiment, Oban, Argyleshire, Scotland

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

Download alow-resolution PDF or high-resolution PDF

English (ATL)

Copy of letter to His Excellency, the Governor-in-Chief, from
Donald McLean,
dated 25th. August 1849

(N.B) (Part of this letter appears to be missing.)

Position and extent and general description of the claims of distinct tribes, which might, at some future time, be of considerable service.

Hoping I may be excused for the freedom I have used in introducung so many subjects to Your Excellency's notice,

I remain, dear Sir,
yours most respectfully, (Signed)
Donald McLean.

4. To encourage a friendly disposition towards the settlers residing on the new purchase, I visited the Ngatirangitatuhi villages, on the South bank of the Rangitikei, and was glad to find the natives willing to assist the Europeans, by supplying potatoes, corn, and other produce, on reasonable terms; the young men gladly offering their services for any employmnent in the shape of house-building and fencing, the settlers might require.

Part of:
Outward drafts and fragments, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0721 (59 digitised items)
Series 4 Drafts and fragments of outwards letters, Reference Number Series 4 Drafts and fragments of outwards letters (889 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=1003926). 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.

External Links:
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI

Leave a comment

This function is coming soon.

Latest comments