Object #1005577 from MS-Papers-0032-0521
3 pages written 12 Sep 1866 by George Edward Read in Turanganui to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - G E Read, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0521 (50 digitised items).
49 letters written from Poverty Bay, Napier and Auckland, 1865-1876. Includes copies of a few of McLean's replies.
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
12th. September 1866.
Since I last wrote we are going on as usual the natives are anxiously waiting for you their Patience has been sorely tried by your long absence they will not work, all willing to sell or let the land the Oil Springs have been surveyed and a plan made Mr. Preece have secured them Messrs. Rice and Preece returned yesterday from Waipu I believe they have secured some Country I am very much obliged for the Interest you have taken in my affairs in getting my money Paid Pene Hamui Bill I hope is paid Hatana was inquireing only today weather that Bill was paid Messrs Westrup and Clark have taken all the Hills and part of the Flat the Back of the Bishop's old place at the Pah I sold them 1000 sheep yesterday could you give me Permission to Build a Store on the Flat point opposite my Store it has been Leased by Green the River is to Shallow above for my vessels to get higher I trust you will settle something for this place I am keeping all my men on about 25 waiting for you to come and settle the matter and want to keep the People from leaving Everything is Remarkable Quiet. I have no Licence but I am obliged to open my house we have so many people comeying here
G. E. Read.
Inward letters - G E Read, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0521 (50 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)
Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study.
You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please
maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it),
reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=1005577).
If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI