Object #1013624 from MS-Papers-0032-0270

2 pages written 28 Jul 1873 by Sir James Fergusson to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir James Fergusson (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0270 (38 digitised items). 38 letters written from Wellington and Wairarapa, 1873-1874. Includes letters to Mr Reynolds from Fergusson, Sep 1874; to Donald McLean from Ella Fergusson (undated) re books sent to Muriel; letters fron Donald McLean to Fergusson re his knighthood, 1874

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28 July 73

My dear Mr. McLean,

I was out all day and only found the proclamationwith respect to the Patea River land after 5 o'clock. I hope you will not think me apt to raise difficulties; but is it not rather a straining of the law to prohibit the sale by natives of land to private person -- because they are getting better prices than the Government wish to give under cover of an act giving the Government right of preemption "for the purpose of mining, of special settlements, or of railway construction?

Yours sincerely
James Fergusson

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir James Fergusson (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0270 (38 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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