Object #1005726 from MS-Papers-0032-0499
3 pages written 20 Mar 1852 by Charles H Louis Pelichet in Ahuriri to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington City
From: Inward letters - C H Louis de Pelichet, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0499 (17 digitised items).
15 letters written from Te Aoute, Ahuriri, Te One, New Plymouth, Manaia, Castle Point, Rangiwhakama, & Waipukurau, 1851-1852.Two letters from Mrs F Pelichet written after her husband's death, Dec 1853 & Jun 1857
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
Saturday, March 20th. 1852.
My dear Sir,
I have just arrived here and find the "Salopian" is to sail directly so I think it right to report progress etc. I have delivered your letters to the Native Chiefs Hori niania, Te Hapuku, etc. Te Hapuku proposes to go to Castle Point in about 10 days with Hori Niania from what I have heard from the Natives along the Coast I conclude that the Survey will commence (perhaps) at Warehama and go inshore to the Tararua mountains and along the sea coast as far as Akitio where the northern boundary will also strike inshore to the Tararua Hills, I suppose between 3 or 4 hundred thousand acres, in this survey from what I hear, I shall have dense forests to penetrate so that the survey will be more difficult and expensive than the open country. I propose returning on Monday with my old boy Ewitu with +Instruments and shall proceed with the survey with the utmost expedition compatible with the due performance of the work. Te Potangaroa was at Pahawa when I passed Castle Point so that I did not see him, but sent his letters by his son Reneta, the natives everywhere received me very well. The Government I think ought to allow me forage for my horse considering what expenses I save them by using him constantly in the Service Your friends the Messrs. Canning I hope to fix up here.
Mr. Alexander has given them all information that was possible, my things all go to Waipukurau next week so you see I mean it (settling).
With kind regards, I remain Yours most sincerely,
C.H. Louis Pelichet.
Inward letters - C H Louis de Pelichet, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0499 (17 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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