Object #1016614 from MS-Papers-0032-0814

4 pages written 26 May 1857 by Alexander McLean in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0814 (27 digitised items). Letters written from Australia, 1844-1849 and from Hawke's Bay (mainly Maraekakaho), 1857-1859. Includes one letter written by Donald to his brother Archy, 7 Feb 1846. The latter correspondence relates mainly to station matters

A transcription/translation of this document (by MD) appears below.

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English (MD)

26 May 1857

Port Napier

Dear Donald

I take the oportunity of writing you a few lines by the steamer Wonga Wonga which I am glad to se entering our harbour. I am glad to hear from Mr Stafford and Mr Brace which I was glad to se hear that you should be down hear by the return boat.

Everything is going on well at your station. I have been their for the last month back.

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Young Gascoyne hear with me. He arrived hear some few days ago. He stops at your place. Being short of flour I have got some from Bain place [?] and a little tea and sugar. If I had your letter beforehand I should not have got the goods but Munn is so high in his prices. There is no delay with him and I thought it was better to get some things from Bain. I have got provisions at your place to last nearly twelve months

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so that those expences shall not be heavey for a long time to come. As you are comeing hear in a few days I need not say no more as we shall arange hear and as you shall get the news from Mr Brace. I remain, in haste


Your affectionate brother
Alexr McLean

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English (MD)

26 May 1857

Port Napier

Dear Donald

I take the oportunity of writing you a few lines by the steamer Wonga Wonga which I am glad to se entering our harbour. I am glad to hear from Mr Stafford and Mr Brace which I was glad to se hear that you should be down hear by the return boat.

Everything is going on well at your station. I have been their for the last month back. Young Gascoyne hear with me. He arrived hear some few days ago. He stops at your place. Being short of flour I have got some from Bain place [?] and a little tea and sugar. If I had your letter beforehand I should not have got the goods but Munn is so high in his prices. There is no delay with him and I thought it was better to get some things from Bain. I have got provisions at your place to last nearly twelve months so that those expences shall not be heavey for a long time to come. As you are comeing hear in a few days I need not say no more as we shall arange hear and as you shall get the news from Mr Brace. I remain, in haste


Your affectionate brother
Alexr McLean

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Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0814 (27 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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