Object #1009949 from MS-Papers-0032-0273
4 pages written 1 Sep 1868 by Michael Fitzgerald in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - Michael Fitzgerald, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0273 (57 digitised items).
57 letters written from Napier (Melford Cottage), Wairoa, Mahia, 1854-1864. Includes Fitzgerald's diary entries, 27 Sep-30 Nov 1859
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
1st Sept. 68
My dear McLean,
I have just learned by Paul of Porongahau that the natives interested in the sale of the Land to the Eastward of the Manawatu Run from Puhoetahl towards Tautane have resolved to sell without Reserves in this land as you are aware I have applied for a run so let me know when there is any likelihood of its being purchased. Private. There is a project set on foot, in fact a promise held out by the Provincial party that the settlers here will get their runs let on lease and secured to them for the rent of one penny per acre and this for a term of 14 years. How they the P. Gt. can effect I do not know, but I do know that it has been promised, and that both parties in Wellington are in favour of it. If this will not lock up the land with a vengeance it is a caution. How are the Bells? We have just heard that the Land and Surveys have been handed over to the General Govt. Can you therefore do anything for a little body of your acquaintances. You must excuse my pushing things with you for I have possessed an interest in life which I had not before.
Yours most sincerely,
I believe that Canning is going to publish all the circumstances about the horse which Te Hapuku's son stole from him. Gollah is quite well. I have not seen Alexander since my return. Every one here seems as much pleased as myself in my intended step. I expect to be in Auckland about December next.
Inward letters - Michael Fitzgerald, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0273 (57 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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