Object #1009527 from MS-Papers-0032-0574
3 pages written 16 Sep 1844 by Dr Andrew Sinclair in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 digitised items).
85 letters written from Auckland and Taranaki. Also includes two outward drafts by McLean; and letter from Dr Sinclair, Glasgow to Rev Donald McColl, Glenorchy Manse, Argyleshire, 29 Nov 1856.
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
I received your Note and I am glad to hear your are making some progress in settling the differences between the Natives and Europeans.
I expect that if the Maoris do not shew a disposition to settle their claims to land supposed to have been sold to Europeans those of the latter who may be disposse will be able to obtain lands from the Government somewhere else, and the Natives left to themselves.
Mr, Coyney a lawyer came to me the other day to say there was a warrant against you for a small debt which you left unsettled. If it be so and you authorise me I will pay it for you in the mean time, as such a thing remaining in that state unsettled will look ill in a Government officer.
If you can pick up any shells or curiosities either on the sea shore or inland or if you can purchase any belonging to New Zealand only and send them by the Victoria or Hazard I shall feel much obliged.
The Governor will not be so soon at Taranaki as he intended in consequence of the stoppage of the N. Z. Coy. but when he does visit you and you have anything to send pray give it to Mr. Hamilton, who will also do anything you require for yourself which I would do were I present.
I remain, Yours truly,
Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 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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