Object #1006675 from MS-Papers-0032-0657
From: Inward letters - G Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0657 (12 digitised items). 11 letters written from Wairoa, Napier and Wellington, 1863-1876
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June 14th. 1865.
My dear Sir,
I had anticipated the pleasure ere this of handing you personally the enclosed letter from Mr. Locke, but the weather and other circumstances have continued to retard my visit to Napier and as I perceive the Council is in Sitting, I think it advisable to transmit the letter per post. You will perceive by Mr. Lockes writing that the Plan of the Township as laid out by Mr. Fizgerald is utterly destructive of all the Properties on the river excepting Attwards new house and Waretons. The line of Road as it affects us is upwards of two chains wide, and sweeps away our entire garden, with upwards of a hundred full grown fruit trees, our dwelling house and offices, and cuts our new boarding house exactly in half; although thrown back full half a chain behind our dwelling house in short the destruction would be so complete that we really can perceive no good out of the difficulty but the granting us a fair lease of the Premises as we held them from our farmer Maori landlard.
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Of the plan itself it is not for me to speak disparagingly, I can only say I believe it to be utterlywithout precedent in the British Isles. Be that as it may, the business to us is of so serious a nature that we can only rely on your interference and pledge that we should not suffer in the transfer of the lands. I shall so soon as possible be in Napier, with a plan
of the road which Mr. Fitzgerald has promised to supply. I regret much Mr. Weber did not come to the Wairoa he would have perceived as far as ourselves and Mr. Kain, and Mr. Single are concerned how easily all detriment and loss might have been avoided without any material infringement upon his plan of the Township. All this I can better explain when we meet.
Trusting this will find your Honor restored to health again,
I remain very faithfully,
Inward letters - G Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0657 (12 digitised items)
Series 1 Inward letters (English), Reference Number Series 1 Inward letters (English) (14501 digitised items)
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