Object #1008798 from MS-Papers-0032-0274

3 pages written 25 Jul 1866 by Michael Fitzgerald in Poverty Bay to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Michael Fitzgerald, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0274 (63 digitised items). 61 letters written from Wellington, Wairoa, Coromandel, Auckland, Sydney, Napier (Melford Cottage) & Marton, 1865-1873, and undatedIncludes sketch map showing land purchased from H B Sealy by McLean in Milton Road, Napier (undated)

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English (ATL)

Poverty Bay

25 July, 1866



My dear MacLean,

The St. Kilda having not been able to land on the coast has brought me on here. Reid informs me that another Native Petition signed by about 1400 Maoris will be sent to you by the Ahuriri which will leave this about the 28 inst. Mr. still remains

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English (ATL)

here, and expresses himself as in the pay of Mr. Whitapir of Auckland. I think from I hear that he is harmless. The state of the natives you will no doubt hear from Biggs, things are not improving since Andrew Mateta's letters, I leave this tomorrow.


truly yours,
M. Fitzgerald.
Campbell came up with me. Gold is reported to be found at or near Waiapu.

English (ATL)

Poverty Bay

25 July, 1866



My dear MacLean,

The St. Kilda having not been able to land on the coast has brought me on here. Reid informs me that another Native Petition signed by about 1400 Maoris will be sent to you by the Ahuriri which will leave this about the 28 inst. Mr. still remains here, and expresses himself as in the pay of Mr. Whitapir of Auckland. I think from I hear that he is harmless. The state of the natives you will no doubt hear from Biggs, things are not improving since Andrew Mateta's letters, I leave this tomorrow.


truly yours,
M. Fitzgerald.
Campbell came up with me. Gold is reported to be found at or near Waiapu.

Part of:
Inward letters - Michael Fitzgerald, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0274 (63 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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