Object #1008643 from MS-Papers-0032-0267

3 pages written 21 Dec 1865 by Francis Dart Fenton in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - F D Fenton, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0267 (60 digitised items). 57 letters written from Whaingaroa, 1857; Auckland, 1862-1875 and undated. Includes one letter from Fenton to Fox, 1872.

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English (ATL)


Dec. 21. 1865

My dear Maclean,

I am as anxious as you are to get the Land Court fairly started at Napier, but I know by experience the great disgust that is excited in claimants' minds by having a Court fixed and nothing done as would be the case, altho' a Court were held, if they were no surveys. I have inserted a notice in the Prov. Gazette of Auckland inviting Surveyors to go down to Napier where there is a lot of work. I received by last mail a letter from Hori Niania Te Awatua telling me that three of his blocks Te Tamumu, Te Wapukurau and Tamaki are Reserves which have already been surveyed -- on the strength of that, and relying that you would help him to get a copy of the plans, I wrote to him saying that I would fix a Court -- And I have inserted all the other claims in the Notice hoping that by that time some of them at least would be surveyed. I have fixed the Court for Feby. 27. If you will help them on with their surveys we may do a good stroke of business -- Please get them sent up for examination by Heaphy. They will certainly get their Grants within a month after the adjudication. Tell Ormond I am writing to him.

Ever yours truly,
F.D. Fenton.
P. S. Poor Smith arrived in town yesterday dreadfully ill -- He had to be carried up from the Steamer, though recovering -- typhoid fever --

Part of:
Inward letters - F D Fenton, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0267 (60 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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