Object #1010937 from MS-Papers-0032-0541
3 pages written 29 Jun 1859 by John Rogan in Auckland Region
From: Inward letters - John Rogan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0541 (39 digitised items).
38 letters written from New Plymouth, Auckland, Camp Waitara, Taranaki, & Mangawhare, 1859-1863
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
29 June 1859
My Dear Sir,
As I have just heard that a vessel is about to sail for Ahuriri, I have only time to say that all's well -- I wrote to you immediately on my return from Rakiri which will probably reach you no sooner than this -- I received your long and very kind letter which has had a great and beneficial effect on my spirits these dull times -- I have just taken a house from Dover for which I pay 10/s a week and am going to start keeping shop on my own hook -- I dont like the thing at all but in case anyone comes from Melbourne I shall be able to give them house room and although I never was in a place that suited my purse strings better than Dickeys, yet I was only there temporarily and the wonder was that I stopped so long, he has behaved admirably to me throughout from beginning to end and I can say no more -- Mr. Landfear spoke to me the other day and asked me to say with his kind regards that he wants from you for his children a female donkey which he hoped you would be able to supply him with out of your stock -- The price you will have to settle between yourselves -- You
will perceive by the papers that you are getting unpopular here and the Governor is getting a wipe occasionally on your account. You have offended the Auckland people by stating that you have decided that Ahuriri is to be your resting place I believe you told the the bear truth there and nothing more, the fellows here are huffed, which is a matter of little consequence but on the Governor's account come back here as soon as you possible can. I know you will not be offended with me for saying this because you know me of old and I have a reason for speaking which is to belie the assertions which are being made about you and your presence along here would contradict, I am afraid you will not make this out but the mail is about to close and I am in a tremendous hurry.
Inward letters - John Rogan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0541 (39 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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