Object #1011984 from MS-Papers-0032-0566

3 pages written 16 Sep 1859 by William Nicholas Searancke in Masterton to Sir Donald McLean in Napier City

From: Inward letters - W N Searancke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0566 (65 digitised items). 62 letters written from Hamilton, Raglan, Ngaruawhahia, Alexandra, 1869-1873 & undated letters from Otaki, Manawatu, Castle Point, Rangitikei, Waiuku, Wellington, The Hutt, Whangarei and Raglan. Also undated map showing coastal strip extending south from Kukutauaki to Paekakariki (Waikanae Block?). Letter in Maori to Searancke from Heta Tarawhiti of Taupiri, 1869.

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English (ATL)


16th Sept. 1859

My dear sir,

I have not as you wished me proceeded as yet to Castle Point, but propose doing so early next week as I am creditably informed that you were to be at Porangahau last Tuesday, everything is very quiet here all the principal Natives are absent or I might have completed the surveys of some of the Lands offerred for sale they are all I mean the Natives most anxiously awaiting your arrival fondly trusting that you have large stores of money for them, too for what lands I cannot divine. Donald and Rhodes are also anxious I think to see you about the Homestead at Manaia I think they are getting in a fidget about it.

The West Coast Natives are also anxiously expecting you I think I told you that old Pairoroku is dead. I look upon it as a happy relief I should wish also to obtain but I will speak with you on your arrival here.

Yours faithfully in haste,
Will N. Searancke
Donald McLean Esqre, NAPIER

Part of:
Inward letters - W N Searancke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0566 (65 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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