Object #1010266 from MS-Papers-0032-0273

3 pages written 11 Apr 1861 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

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Melford Cottage,

11 April/61

My dear MacLean,

The N. L. Purchase Ordinance is set at open defiance since Tom's interference. Negociations are made or being made for all the natives land between the Ngaraururo and Tutaikuri, the land south of the Maraekakaho purchase, all along the Te Aute Road and Middle road. Clearings in the Forty Mile Bush and even into Puhiatai in fact the whole available portion of the Province, When do you think these lands can be purchased? if the Genl. Govt. will not act, look at also the injustice done to the individuals who have waited for years expecting the Govt. to buy! The sheep vessel sailed last night, and is now, 2 o'C P.M. 11 April, in sight she has taken about one thousand sheep, a team of bullocks and some horses. Capt. Carter is superintendent Alexander, and Ormond in the Executive, the tables are turned, but whether the new Capt. can steer the ship is to be proved.

Yours very truly,
M. Fitzgerald.

Part of:
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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