Object #1008613 from MS-Papers-0032-0261

3 pages written by Edward John Eyre

From: Inward letters - Lt Gov E J Eyre, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0261 (30 digitised items). 30 letters written from Wellington, Taranaki and Auckland, 1848-1853 and undated. Includes draft letter from McLean, Oct 1848.

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Letter from Lieut-Governor Eyre, to Donald McLean Esq. dated 6th. February 1850 COPY.
My dear Sir,

I send a messenger in with a letter for Mr. Cole, and take advantage of the opportunity to ask if you could get twenty or thirty ripe watermelons, and send on board the Brig to Mr. Cole's address, for the use of the ladies, who will find fruit of any kind one of the pleasantest things they could possibly have at sea.

I should ask you to send as many as you can get, for the party is large, - charging me with the cost, and shipping of them, etc., through Mr. Cole, who will pay for them at the same time as the other things.

I only got on to Wai Iti yesterday, in consequence of the tides not exactly suiting; but hope to get on about ten miles beyond Mokau to-day.

Believe me,

Yours faithfully, (Signed)
G. Eyre.
To:- Donald McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Lt Gov E J Eyre, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0261 (30 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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