Object #1015957 from MS-Papers-0032-0815

3 pages written 3 Jun 1863 by Alexander McLean in Maraekakaho to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0815 (48 digitised items). Letters written from Napier and Maraekakaho mainly about station matters. Includes one letter from Canterbury, Jul 1861, and one from Ashburton, Sep 1868

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English (MD)

3 June 1863

Maraekakaho

My dear brother

I send you a few lines by post to tell all is well. Hopeing you are all the same. I had a letter from Masson the other [day] and it apears that his son has misrepresented to his father about the grass seed. The son asked me if I wanted the seed and I toldd him I did not. He said he had to much on their station and I then said that I would give him other seed for next year or some other time and the lad said that will do.

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English (MD)

Mr Masson allso mentions Taner takin[g] that land but I believe Mr Mason will have the land before long. It shall never pay him to keep a small piece like that.

He allso wants the number of sheep got at diferent times and I did not like to send them till such time as I got all tha[t] couldd. I shall send you the number of sheep and wish you to wright to him and I shall enclose his letter.

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Wether 47
2 toothed ewes 19
4 toothed 2
Lambs 8
Old ewes 6


That is all I have got of Massons but Oliver shorne 29 of those sheep which Mr Tolma[r]sh ought to pay Mr Masson for their wool at the rate of to or 3 shillings per head. In hopes you will wright Masson. In haste


Your allways affectionate brother
Alexander McLean

English (MD)

3 June 1863

Maraekakaho

My dear brother

I send you a few lines by post to tell all is well. Hopeing you are all the same. I had a letter from Masson the other [day] and it apears that his son has misrepresented to his father about the grass seed. The son asked me if I wanted the seed and I toldd him I did not. He said he had to much on their station and I then said that I would give him other seed for next year or some other time and the lad said that will do. Mr Masson allso mentions Taner takin[g] that land but I believe Mr Mason will have the land before long. It shall never pay him to keep a small piece like that.

He allso wants the number of sheep got at diferent times and I did not like to send them till such time as I got all tha[t] couldd. I shall send you the number of sheep and wish you to wright to him and I shall enclose his letter.

Wether 47
2 toothed ewes 19
4 toothed 2
Lambs 8
Old ewes 6


That is all I have got of Massons but Oliver shorne 29 of those sheep which Mr Tolma[r]sh ought to pay Mr Masson for their wool at the rate of to or 3 shillings per head. In hopes you will wright Masson. In haste


Your allways affectionate brother
Alexander McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0815 (48 digitised items)
Series 9 Inwards family letters, Reference Number Series 9 Inwards family letters (1204 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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