Object #1015791 from MS-Papers-0032-0368

2 pages written 10 Oct 1857 by Henry Tacy Kemp 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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Private Waimate, Bay of Islands

10th October 1857

My dear McLean,

By this conveyance I forward to you the ascertained area of the Blocks we are negotiating for; also the cost of survey of the outline Boundaries; It has turned out much larger than I expected, and presents a respectable appearance, for this part of the country. The amount for the surveys I rust you will kindly hasten, as the Campbells are a large family and need the money --- people are talking of forming Sheep Runs at once. I propose as soon as I have finished this troublesome Maori Census affair, to travel down for the final settlement. I think that it will be a reasonable, if not a cheap lot.

I find from the Papers that you may a sweeping business of it at Ahuriri. Is it true, that £150,000 worth has been purchased by a party in Melbourne thro' Ligar?

The Season here has been extremely inclement and is still very unsettled. Shall be glad of a line from you, and in the meantime

Believe me
Yours faithfully
H. T. Kemp

P.S. We have an addition to our family, a little Boy, doing well.

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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