Object #1012746 from MS-Papers-0032-0273

3 pages written 10 Jan 1860 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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Private. Melford Cottage, Napier

10 Jany.60

My dear McLean,

After a good deal of work, I found the missing map of the Province it got into the hands of the Superintendent and as he is most anxious to get a copy made of it, perhaps I will not be able to send it by this ''Swan''. If so I will send it on her return addressed to you at Auckland. Lock seems a steady fellow but there has not been in fact anything for him todo. Since the Tikokino work Cooper has not made any workable arrangement with the Natives and he only arrived here from Te Aute this morning altho he arranged to be with Pukititiri natiges on the 26 Decr.

The whole survey affair here has reported Tiffin, and Tom is most anxious to put him out, until the ''rumpas'' is over we will not be able to settle down. Nor can any definite arrangement be made about myself so that I remain still on your staff. There is no increase to the family of the Fitzgeralds altho' such an event is daily expected. Major Young has come here to take command by last White Swan. If you come up by her do call and stop for trip at Napier. Your presence is most required and your absence will have to be deplored affairs are not going on either satisfactory or well. Ever believe me my dear McLean,

Yours most sincerely,
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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