Object #1004291 from MS-Papers-0032-0561

2 pages written 6 Nov 1845 by Cort Henry Schnackenberg in Mokau to Sir Donald McLean in New Plymouth District

From: Inward letters - C H Schnackenberg, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0561 (73 digitised items). 69 letters written from Mokau, Kawhia, Aotea, Raglan and Wellington, 1845-1876 & undated. Includes piece-level inventory (letters accessioned in 1969 not added). Includes letters in Maori from: Hihaka to McLean, Mokau, 1857; Taherei Waitare to Rangihaeata, 1851; Waitara to McLean, Jul 1846.

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English (ATL)

6th. November 1845.

Dear Sir,

The bearers, Nga Ruru ma, are going with Hol land, the carpenter; and having no pikau to bring back, offered their services to me, if I had anything to do for them. Could I trouble you to purchase for us 2 or 3 pikaus flour, of 40 Ibs. each, 1 Ib. pepper, and half pound earraway seeds; and send it by the lads. I enclose one pound note.

Have just returned from Kawhia; enclose letters from Mr. Whiteley. Please to forward Messrs. Webster and Turton's. Mr. W. is off to Wakatumutumu, Wanganui, Port Nicholson; and will return by the Coast. I have received letters from Mr. Perry, and I also enclose them for your perusal; and you can return by the boys. The "Hydras" (?) as you have probably been informed, is seized. I have seen Mr. Charlton of Kawhia, about her. He showed me a letter from Mr. Perry, in which he said he had despatched a vessel to Manukau, with a person on board, who would take charge of the "Hydras", and cause the crew to be imprisoned. Please let me have your thoughts of this affair.

I wrote you after my return from your quarter. Have you received it?

Another favour I beg of you is to get me a piece of iron made for a cross-cut-saw, according to pattern, 2 rivets to put it on here.

Knowing your willingness to serve us on former occasions, I hope you will pardon me being so very troublesome this time. The three bags will serve for the flour. If the money be not right, we can settle that when I see you. Mr. Turton is so far out of the way that the lads do not like to go there.

With Mrs. S's respects,
I remain, dear Sir,
Yours very truly
C.H. Schnackenberg.

P.S. would you be so kind as to purchase us also about a dozen yards calico of 2 yds. width. Mr. Dawson, I understand, sells it at ½ per yd. For that purpose I enclose another pound note. Suppose we had 100 Ibs flour, which would be only 20 Ibs. for the 3rd. pikau, to which the calico might be added.
D. McLean Esq.
Protector of Aboriginies. New Plymouth.

Part of:
Inward letters - C H Schnackenberg, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0561 (73 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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