Object #1016907 from MS-Papers-0032-0554

3 pages written 31 Dec 1853 by Thomas Purvis Russell in Orongorongo Block (Land Block) to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Thomas Purvis Russell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0554 (30 digitised items). 32 letters written from Wairarapa, Hutt and England, 1851-1868 & undated; with regard to farming, and the leasing and purchase of Maori land in Wairarapa and related disputes

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31 Decr. 1853

Dear Maclean,

A report reached us two days ago that you had despatched the Wakatohe for Mr. Riddiford. Up to this morning we have held ourselves in readiness for a start but as no one has arrived we begin to suspect that our presence is not now wanted. Should you deem it advisable to complete the purchases of our Runs before the departure of the natives we shall loose no time in coming in. We are anxiously expecting Tollemache and my brother's return till then we shall remain here, unless our presence is actually wanted in town. You can command our attendance within 24 hours after your despatch.

Yours always,
Purvis Russell.

Part of:
Inward letters - Thomas Purvis Russell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0554 (30 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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