Object #1013186 from MS-Papers-0032-0368

3 pages written 14 Jun 1857 by Henry Tacy Kemp in Bay of Islands to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - H T Kemp, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0368 (47 digitised items). 46 letters written from Wellington, Auckland, Waimate, Bay of Islands

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Bay of Islands,
14 June, 1857

My dear McLean,

I forwarded a few days since my official Reports of an Expedition to the Northward, during which I was accompanied by White - We calculate that the quantity of land we are in treaty for, cannot be far short of 40,000 acres; I have said in my Report, 30,000. It is better to be under, rather than above the mark.

I was enabled during the trip to render White some little assistance in one or two rather delicate cases. There is one at Oruru which still has to be finally arranged, and upon which I have at White's request written to you officially; at the same time I do not like going out of my proper sphere.

The surveys of the Blocks offered, will I believe be done very cheaply, from the convenient lay of the land: Pirikawau was with us during the Journey, and brought old times at the South very vividly to my remembrance. I think he might be more firm in his bearing towards the Natives than he is.

There are several Blocks talked of here, for sale, to be taken in hand in detail -

Believe me, Yours very sincerely,

Part of:
Inward letters - H T Kemp, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0368 (47 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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