Object #1013586 from MS-Papers-0032-0158

3 pages written 11 Jan 1848 by Sir Francis Dillon Bell to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Francis Dillon Bell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0158 (46 digitised items). Contains correspondence between McLean and F D Bell, and Bell and William Fox; the correspondence covers the purchase of Maori land (especially at Wairarapa), fighting in the New Zealand Wars, politics (including information about the formation of Governments in the 1870s), and personal matters. 47 letters written from Taranaki, Wellington, London, Shag Valley, Wanganui, Dunedin, Melbourne, 1847-1853

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English (ATL)

Private 11 Jany. 1848


Dear MacLean,

I was so busy yesterday with signing and finishing letters, that I only glanced at the map Capt. King sent me.

Lest the few words that passed between us yesterday should lead you to imagine I was satisfied with the Plan, I write this hasty line to say that

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English (ATL)

in writing officially I shall be obliged to protest against the Reserves in both Blocks, which most materially differ from all the understanding I ever had on the subject.

Believe me,
faithfully yours,
F. D. Bell.
D. McLean Esq.

English (ATL)

Private 11 Jany. 1848


Dear MacLean,

I was so busy yesterday with signing and finishing letters, that I only glanced at the map Capt. King sent me.

Lest the few words that passed between us yesterday should lead you to imagine I was satisfied with the Plan, I write this hasty line to say that in writing officially I shall be obliged to protest against the Reserves in both Blocks, which most materially differ from all the understanding I ever had on the subject.

Believe me,
faithfully yours,
F. D. Bell.
D. McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Francis Dillon Bell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0158 (46 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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