Object #1004862 from MS-Papers-0032-0227

5 pages written 14 Jan 1857 by George Sisson Cooper to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0227 (70 digitised items). 67 letters written from Taranaki, Hawke's Bay and Wellington. Contains correspondence between McLean and Cooper with regard to the purchase of Maori land in Taranaki, Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa; the correspondence also contains information and discussions about general Maori affairs in these areas, and about personal matters. Includes two letters from Mclean to Cooper, 24 Mar & 1 May 1854

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Jany. 14th. (1857)

My dear McLean,

Having danced attendance on the Ministry day after day I have at length got a definite answer about the R.M. ship. The letter which Gisborne wrote was, Mr. Stafford told me, premature, and when I verbally declined the offer, he said the Ministry would reconsider the matter, but that the necessity of making up Fenton's paym, left them with only £50 to spare out of the votes for R.M.'s.

They did reconsider the matter, and this morning I have heard from Richmond that I must look upon the £50 offer as final. They, said I, you may look upon my refusal as final. I am sorry because the Ahuriri settlers wished me to take it, but glad for every other reason.

I hope you will not think that I have delayed unnecessarily, I have been "wanted" almost every hour of the day about some question or another connected with the South. Now however that I have got all settled I am off at once.

I enclose a mem. of the State of accounts between us and showing the balance that I owe you, £21. 6. 7 which, as soon as I can get a rest to the sole of my foot I shall lose as little time as may be in remitting but there must be a truce to vagabondising before I can save any tin.

I will now say adieu --- Rogan will tell for all about official matters. Hoping soon to see you at Ahuriri.

I remain
Faithfully your's
G. S. Cooper.

Part of:
Inward letters - George Sisson Cooper, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0227 (70 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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