Object #1011307 from MS-Papers-0032-0266

4 pages written 2 Dec 1862 by Dr Isaac Earl Featherston in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - I E Featherston, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0266 (62 digitised items). 62 letters written from Auckland, Wellington, Napier and London, 1859-1876.Includes several draft letters from McLean to Featherston

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Wellington
Dec. 2, 1862


My dear McLean


Kelham with his Missus and daughter are on board the 'Wild Duck', which ought to be here some day this month. He is evidently alarmed at the expenses of the Station "no returns". He comes out, to look after his property, which he, labouring under the common delusion of all Sheep Farmers (until they have bought experience) fancies ought, long ere this, to have yielded him a splendid income. You and he will I trust have no difficulty in arranging matters between you. The Auck. sales

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of the Wool of both the Akitio Stations is most un-satisfactory. Yours ranged from 1/4 1/2 (only one bale at that price) to 1/3 and 1/1. Mine if anything worse - Your net proceeds some £445 - You will be brought in by the 5 p.cent on Kelham's purchased Land a considerable debtor - And Kelham will beobliged to secure his run, to carry out any intention to purchase some 6000 acres of 5/- land. I am glad to hear that you have made such advantageous arrangements with Tollemache in the purchase of - and Ormond's runs.

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I wish you would meet me at Akitio some time this month - say between the 25th and 30th - to discuss both private and public matters - I shall make my arrangements to be at Akitio at that time. I am sadly bothered by the imperfect imformation left in the office here respecting Land Purchases. Every day I discover some block on which an instalment has been paid of which there is no record. And with respect to the state of the Surveys both in regard to blocks purchased or under negotiation, Fraser has not left a scrap of information

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I think a few hours conversation with you would clear up this imbroglio so I do hope you will meet me at Akitio. I will write to you by this Mail if possible, indicating the blocks respecting which information is required. I hear today that His Majesty King Matutaere has sent down 1 Waikatos to Wanganui to insist upon old Abraham and the other miscreants handing over the Waitotere to the Q een - as fairly purchased - Old Strang looks 20 years younger after his flirtation with the Widows of Wanganui.


Yours faithfully
I. E. Featherston

English (ATL)

Wellington
Dec. 2, 1862


My dear McLean


Kelham with his Missus and daughter are on board the 'Wild Duck', which ought to be here some day this month. He is evidently alarmed at the expenses of the Station "no returns". He comes out, to look after his property, which he, labouring under the common delusion of all Sheep Farmers (until they have bought experience) fancies ought, long ere this, to have yielded him a splendid income. You and he will I trust have no difficulty in arranging matters between you. The Auck. sales of the Wool of both the Akitio Stations is most un-satisfactory. Yours ranged from 1/4 1/2 (only one bale at that price) to 1/3 and 1/1. Mine if anything worse - Your net proceeds some £445 - You will be brought in by the 5 p.cent on Kelham's purchased Land a considerable debtor - And Kelham will beobliged to secure his run, to carry out any intention to purchase some 6000 acres of 5/- land. I am glad to hear that you have made such advantageous arrangements with Tollemache in the purchase of - and Ormond's runs.

I wish you would meet me at Akitio some time this month - say between the 25th and 30th - to discuss both private and public matters - I shall make my arrangements to be at Akitio at that time. I am sadly bothered by the imperfect imformation left in the office here respecting Land Purchases. Every day I discover some block on which an instalment has been paid of which there is no record. And with respect to the state of the Surveys both in regard to blocks purchased or under negotiation, Fraser has not left a scrap of information I think a few hours conversation with you would clear up this imbroglio so I do hope you will meet me at Akitio. I will write to you by this Mail if possible, indicating the blocks respecting which information is required. I hear today that His Majesty King Matutaere has sent down 1 Waikatos to Wanganui to insist upon old Abraham and the other miscreants handing over the Waitotere to the Q een - as fairly purchased - Old Strang looks 20 years younger after his flirtation with the Widows of Wanganui.


Yours faithfully
I. E. Featherston

Part of:
Inward letters - I E Featherston, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0266 (62 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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