Object #1009330 from MS-Papers-0032-0368

3 pages written 28 Jul 1855 by Henry Tacy Kemp in Bay of Islands and Waimate District to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - H T Kemp, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0368 (47 digitised items). 46 letters written from Wellington, Auckland, Waimate, Bay of Islands

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Letter from H.T. Kemp to Donald McLean Esq. dated 28th. July 1855

COPY. Waimate Bay of Islands
28th. July 1855.

My dear McLean,

This I think will find you in Auckland. I therefore drop a line to say that everything is quiet, and, I think, going on well. I have just completed the examination and general inspection of two Blocks, although the weather has been anything but propitious for the undertaking. To-morrow I enter upon the question of the amount to be paid; which you know from experience is the most unpleasant stage of these proceedings. Finally, in ten days or a fortnight, I hope to be able to report them as complete; and I think a good commencement. One Block will be about 7,000 acres, both intervening and connecting former purchases.

By my note, which found you off to the Waipa, you will have ascertained a few points which are desirable should be attended to by the Government without delay. I shall do the best I can with the funds, until I hear what arrangements you have made.

The Colonel has, I suppose, put off the Assembly for the benefit of his successor. Perhaps he may have to do so again; as the time of the Governor's arrival seems uncertain.

The Country is very quiet; and of course, as having been Townspeople for many years, we feel it a little.

Shall be glad to hear that you have succeeded where you have been; and looking for a line from you, as from the seat of Government, and of news.

Believe me,
faithfully yours, (Signed)
H.T. Kemp.
To:- D. McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - H T Kemp, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0368 (47 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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