Object #1006973 from MS-Papers-0032-0009

2 pages written 12 Dec 1859 by Samuel Deighton in Wanganui

From: Secretary, Native Department - Administration of native affairs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0009 (20 digitised items). Included in this folder is a paper by McLean that his biographer, Ray Fargher, describes as McLean's 'only comprehensive statement on land purchase policy'.The folder also includes information about the battle of Te Kuititanga, 1839.

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English (ATL)

Wanganui

Decr. 12/59



Sir,

I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 3rd instant and shall hold myself in readiness to accompany Mr. Stewart on his arrival here which he tells me will be about the end of the month. With regards to Hare Tipene and Te Kepa although they are both of them men of some influence yet I dont think too much confidence should be placed in their statements as I am perfectly certain that there is no one chief of sufficient importance at Waitotara to give a decisive answer upon any subject relating to the sale of land, but as I expect Aperahama

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English (ATL)

in Town tomorrow or the next day I will find out from him and let you know what he thinks about the matter.

I have the honor to be Sir,
Your obt. servt.
S. DEIGHTON.

English (ATL)

Wanganui

Decr. 12/59



Sir,

I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 3rd instant and shall hold myself in readiness to accompany Mr. Stewart on his arrival here which he tells me will be about the end of the month. With regards to Hare Tipene and Te Kepa although they are both of them men of some influence yet I dont think too much confidence should be placed in their statements as I am perfectly certain that there is no one chief of sufficient importance at Waitotara to give a decisive answer upon any subject relating to the sale of land, but as I expect Aperahama in Town tomorrow or the next day I will find out from him and let you know what he thinks about the matter.

I have the honor to be Sir,
Your obt. servt.
S. DEIGHTON.

Part of:
Secretary, Native Department - Administration of native affairs, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0009 (20 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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