Object #1005052 from MS-Papers-0032-0273
3 pages written 20 Mar 1861 by Thomas Henry Fitzgerald in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - Michael Fitzgerald, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0273 (57 digitised items).
57 letters written from Napier (Melford Cottage), Wairoa, Mahia, 1854-1864. Includes Fitzgerald's diary entries, 27 Sep-30 Nov 1859
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
20th March, 61.
My dear MacLean,
The effect of the Supt's action on the Native L.P. ordinance is, that several persons have since the failure (as we call the law business here) leased lands from the Maories. I could name myself four who have done so, and if you do not look out you stand a good chance of loosing the plain. I have heard some grumbling amongst the Natives with regard to payment of rent (a thing of course you would not do, as it is all owing to accident that the sheep overstep the boundary) but why not fare as well as anyone who likes, your bought run is not equal to feeding any large number of sheep, but if it gets help while English grass is grown upon it all will be right. I have just returned from Maraikakaho. My wife is there experiencing every kindness from your sister and Mrs. MacLean. Old Strong is expected by the next steamer - Pray do not My dear McLean, take any action with regard to my marriage settlement as a Trustee without my knowledge. I am sad to be obliged to ask you to do this but my wife's interests compel me to do so.
Truly and sincerely,
The Ship Nissel has had fair winds since she left this and is expected back in about a week. It is now blowing from the Southwest.
Inward letters - Michael Fitzgerald, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0273 (57 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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