Object #1012238 from MS-Papers-0032-0818

2 pages written 16 Apr 1867 by Archibald John McLean in Glenorchy to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0818 (112 digitised items). Letters written from Maraekakaho, Warleigh, Doonside and Glenorchy about station matters and family news.Letter dated 24 Oct 1874 recounts the McLean family's lineage and gives dates of birth for family members

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English (MD)

16 April 1867

Glenorchy

My dear Donald

Mr Brandon yesterday spoak to me and told me I would have to pay up tommorrow if possible. I told him I would try and do so as I cannot make anything out of on with the cattle at preasant to meet the demand it has placed me in a sad state and I do not know on earth how to act. I am sending the cart down tommorrow with the pigs which will bring about £25 of the amount.

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The total amount required is £94. Butter on hand is worth at 1/6 £47, oats to be sold £10, Mr Brown owes me £7, a man in Hamden owes me £10. Where I go today and try and see to ... to ... or get money from him but as Brandon expects the money tommorrow what am I to do. I hope you will not allow me to be ruined altogether and will rise the amount for me and you will not be longer than a monthof of it. For God sake do this for me or I will go distracted. I am in such a state that I cannot write. I leave it to yourself trusting you will rise the amount for me just for a few weeks when you will be paid. I was in hopes one would buy as many cattle as would anount to fifty pounds but I find we cannot deal at preasant.


In haste
Your affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

English (MD)

16 April 1867

Glenorchy

My dear Donald

Mr Brandon yesterday spoak to me and told me I would have to pay up tommorrow if possible. I told him I would try and do so as I cannot make anything out of on with the cattle at preasant to meet the demand it has placed me in a sad state and I do not know on earth how to act. I am sending the cart down tommorrow with the pigs which will bring about £25 of the amount. The total amount required is £94. Butter on hand is worth at 1/6 £47, oats to be sold £10, Mr Brown owes me £7, a man in Hamden owes me £10. Where I go today and try and see to ... to ... or get money from him but as Brandon expects the money tommorrow what am I to do. I hope you will not allow me to be ruined altogether and will rise the amount for me and you will not be longer than a monthof of it. For God sake do this for me or I will go distracted. I am in such a state that I cannot write. I leave it to yourself trusting you will rise the amount for me just for a few weeks when you will be paid. I was in hopes one would buy as many cattle as would anount to fifty pounds but I find we cannot deal at preasant.


In haste
Your affectionate brother
Archibald John McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0818 (112 digitised items)
Series 9 Inwards family letters, Reference Number Series 9 Inwards family letters (1204 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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