Object #1009774 from MS-Papers-0032-0368
3 pages written 5 Dec 1856 by Henry Tacy Kemp 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 5th. December 1856.
Bay of Islands
5th. December 1856.
My dear McLean,
I forward by this opportunity, a copy of my Official, in reference to the money for the Tara-ire, and the other Block. Everything has been ready for some days, and shall be glad to have it settled out of hand. I fully expect it by the steamer; but send again in the event of the letter having miscarried in the first instance. I hope they won't be slow to hand out the cash.
Tomairangi's letter is also returned, with Report. He brought with him a considerable mob of shabby fellows, to make a show, but he found me better prepared than he anticipated. I believe the truth is really this.
Tomairangi and some of his companions have been, for some time, living at Kaipara, in Mr. Atkin's employ; and are pretty much involved; and this has been an effort to raise the wind. He wanted the money off hand, and said that you told him I had money here to pay him with. I believe they are a bad lot.
Mr. Clarke, the Surveyor, is here at work for private hands; and as he is likely to have some leisure time. I have engaged him to survey in the neighbourhood of the Bay; but he gets plenty of private employment, which he almost prefers to Government.
To:- Donald McLean Esq.
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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