Object #1005027 from MS-Papers-0032-0533

2 pages written 13 Jul 1859 by Christopher William Richmond in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - C W Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0533 (42 digitised items). 40 letters written from Wellington, Auckland and Nelson, 1857-1873. Includes letter from McLean to Richmond, 16 Dec 1857 and piece-level inventory.

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English (ATL)

that I cannot understand the whereabouts of the 95,000ac.Rua Taniwha Block. The Rua Taniwha Bush Block is bounded N. by the Waipawa, and B. by the Makaretu. Are we buying over again from Moananui part of the Rua Taniwha Bush?

It occurs to me that it would be very prudent to leave the Ngaruroro to the last.

What about removing Cooper? Will these purchases make any difference? I believe we can employ him satisfactorily elsewhere. His long continuance at Napier is of course out of the question. But if he is really wanted there at present, he must be left there.


Yours truly in haste
C. W. Richmond

English (ATL)

Auckland

July 13, 1859



My dear Maclean,

The departure of the White Swan leaves me but a few minutes to acknowledge receipt of your last -- The £10,000 addl. you ask for is forthcoming -- but no more can be advanced out of the English Loan for Hawkes Bay. In your statement of payments for land at H. B. you seem to me to have omitted some payments, and have reckoned nothing for. Departmental Expre. which is heavy £3500 will not more than cover the cost from June 1856 till completion of what you now have in hand.

I have no doubt Fitzgerald will strain every nerve to assist you to acquire the Ngaruroro. I am glad to see the Ngatarewa in your list. You give us such meagre information that I cannot understand the whereabouts of the 95,000ac.Rua Taniwha Block. The Rua Taniwha Bush Block is bounded N. by the Waipawa, and B. by the Makaretu. Are we buying over again from Moananui part of the Rua Taniwha Bush?

It occurs to me that it would be very prudent to leave the Ngaruroro to the last.

What about removing Cooper? Will these purchases make any difference? I believe we can employ him satisfactorily elsewhere. His long continuance at Napier is of course out of the question. But if he is really wanted there at present, he must be left there.


Yours truly in haste
C. W. Richmond

Part of:
Inward letters - C W Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0533 (42 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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