Object #1005117 from MS-Papers-0032-0542

3 pages written 31 Mar 1867 by John Rogan in Kaipara District to Sir Donald McLean in Napier City

From: Inward letters - John Rogan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0542 (40 digitised items). 40 letters written from New Plymouth, Mt Albert (Auckland), Mangawhare, Te Makiri (Kaipara), Matamata, Wellington, Cambridge

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Te Wairoa, Kaipara
31st March 1867

My dear Mr McLean,

You will wonder that I have not given you a scratch of my pen for so long a time. Nevertheless you have not been absent from my mind. I have been in trouble for a long time about my Kaipara land, but thank goodness, although I have not yet got the Grant, all will end well, and I think I can yet work out of the 'Telegraph', without any thanks to old Col. Chaos, alias Russell. He is no friend of yours either. I shall not attempt to write a long story to you now but I begin to see my way clear in about 6 weeks to ask for leave of absence to go and see you if you think you will be at Napier about that period. Don't be angry because I did not send the £100. I will explain all that when I see you.

You will be surprised when I tell you that my sister is going to have a baby. I only hope she will recover safely -

I have been stopping with C. Walters for 2 days. He is louder than of old and talks if possible 10 times faster. Let me know by one line if I can find you at Napier in two months.

Ever yours Very truly
J. Rogan
Donald McLean Esq. Napier

I anticipate a long Korero from you about the great and successful battle which was organized by you against the Hauhaus in your province. J. R.

Part of:
Inward letters - John Rogan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0542 (40 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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