Object #1013763 from MS-Papers-0032-0574

3 pages written 3 Oct 1846 by Dr Andrew Sinclair in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 digitised items). 85 letters written from Auckland and Taranaki. Also includes two outward drafts by McLean; and letter from Dr Sinclair, Glasgow to Rev Donald McColl, Glenorchy Manse, Argyleshire, 29 Nov 1856.

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English (ATL)


3rd October, 1846.

My Dear McLean,

I have just now known of an opportunity to write you and avail myself of it although only for a few lines. I have been rejoiced to hear you get on so well as you do and that your exertions meet with universal approbation. I am sorry however you have not had arms and other things essential for your force sent you yet and that a further delay must take place till the Victoria or some other vessel can be sent to New Plymouth. That I hope will take place very soon when you will have everything necessary to put your little corps on a respectable footing.

The Legislative Council meets on Monday and we are just now all busy getting everything ready for the occasion. I have no late news to send you but I am happy to say the trade and revenue of this place are increasing fast and the people particularly the working classes are in a very prosperous state.

I hope after the sittings of the Council are over to have a long incursion to the interior and I shall be very happy if I can stretch it towards any place where you may be. In the mean time excuse haste whilst I remain

Yours truly,
A. Sinclair.

Part of:
Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 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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