Object #1008719 from MS-Papers-0032-0534

2 pages written 22 Feb 1868 by James Crowe Richmond in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean in Napier City

From: Inward letters - J C Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0534 (35 digitised items). 33 letters written from Wellington, Turanganui, Ngatapa, Napier and Nelson, 1865-1870, & undated. Includes letter from Richmond to Ormond, Oct 1868; McLean to Richmond, 7 Jan 1869. Also piece-level inventory.

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English (ATL)

and get the matter disposed of one way or another. You will see that Rolleston found the prisoners at Wharekauri in a better frame of mind than the sample. In simple truth our Wellington "friendlies" are many of them as unsatisfactory a lot as the island contains. There are threats I am sorry to say of a tribal quarrel about land in which the Whanganuis are concerned. I have not had the letters yet.

Wishing you success in your negotiations I remain, dear Maclean
Ever truly yours
J.C. Richmond
His Honor D.Maclean Napier

English (ATL)

Wellington
Feb.22nd 1868


My dear Maclean

I have had some talk with Bishop the Manager of the N. Z.S. N.Co. about the use of the "Storm Bird" for the East Coast. He has made me an offer to put the boat at your disposal for a fortnight for the sum of £350. This is a heavy price but if we wait for better terms we may never get the work done so unless you have arranged otherwise with Col.Haultain I think you had best close with the offer and get the matter disposed of one way or another. You will see that Rolleston found the prisoners at Wharekauri in a better frame of mind than the sample. In simple truth our Wellington "friendlies" are many of them as unsatisfactory a lot as the island contains. There are threats I am sorry to say of a tribal quarrel about land in which the Whanganuis are concerned. I have not had the letters yet.

Wishing you success in your negotiations I remain, dear Maclean
Ever truly yours
J.C. Richmond
His Honor D.Maclean Napier

Part of:
Inward letters - J C Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0534 (35 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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