Object #1016076 from MS-Papers-0032-0273
3 pages written 9 Jul 1860 by Michael Fitzgerald in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - Michael Fitzgerald, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0273 (57 digitised items).
57 letters written from Napier (Melford Cottage), Wairoa, Mahia, 1854-1864. Includes Fitzgerald's diary entries, 27 Sep-30 Nov 1859
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
9 July 60
My dear McLean,
Having written you several notes, I almost doubt in your mortal existence because no reply has been made report says that you have received leave of absence for two years is this true? I regret much not being able to send you any satisfactory news about the work Cooper has only started today for Puketitiri which reserve, I believe bothfrom him and Lock, will have to be paid for again in consequence of his delays I have born his conduct towards me with only private letters to you of occasionallybut I must write an official to explain my own conduct that is, to account why so large and unnecessary waste of time and money was incurred. Fancy this I have been employed since I left and the only survey completed or even begun is about 2000 acres at Tikokino,. Remembermy dear McLean that Cooper will lead us all into a mess better far give him £500 per annum and nothing to do, than the present state of affairs. Alexander is in opposition to Tiffen, electing to take place in about 10 days. Poor dear old Gollon has lost his wife she died about a fortnight after her confinement, his child a boy is doing well. Mrs. Fitz sends her kind remembrances also Miss Fitz. Believe me in haste,
Yours very truly and sincerely,
Inward letters - Michael Fitzgerald, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0273 (57 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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