Object #1017543 from MS-Papers-0032-0649

4 pages written 17 Jan 1853 by Dr Peter Wilson in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Dr Peter Wilson, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0649 (71 digitised items). 68 letters written from Wanganui and Taranaki, 1847-1854

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Letter from P. Wilson, to Donald McLean, dated 17th. January 1853. COPY. New Plymouth.
17th. January 1853.


My dear Mac.,

I now enclose to you a cheque made payable to yourself for £166.5.6,(One Hundred and sixty six pounds, five shillings, and sixpence); also two Bank of England Post Bills, each £10, (Ten pounds), making in all the sum of One Hundred and eighty six pounds, five shillings, and sixpence; being the amount due to you for the Waiwakaio property sold to Mr. Gudgeon; for the debt due to you by Miss Wicksteed, viz.,- Thirty pounds fifteen shillings and sixpence; also for that of Mr. Black, viz,- Seven pounds.

I have deducted having paid Mr. Sharland the sum of Twenty pounds for a debt you were due to him; and having farther paid to Mr. Gudgeon £2 for a Picture,-frame, the receipted account for which you took round with you to the Governor at Wellington.

Ritchie is to write to you regarding the Power of Attorney; as the one I hold is only for the Wai-wakaio property.

I, presuming my leave will come down per first post, will leave this for Whanganui on the 1st. of February;

where I hope to spend three quiet weeks with the Duke, duchess, and a'the Campbells, at Wiritoa.

This place is quite in the hot stage of a political fever. A very dead set is making at poor Flight; who, in my honest opinion, deserves very opposite treatment from the people here; and I am confident that if the Governor will only concede to the party, and cause an enquiry to be instituted, that he will come off with flying colours. I am most heartily sick of the place.

Rimini and his wife are now here to spend their holidays, and dine with us to-day.

Our gold mania is happily subsiding; and we be-gin again to think pf the soil, and iron sand.

I enclose a note from Gudgeon to me; which please attend to as early as possible. He is trying to sell, and be off to Wanganui.

I have got a companion for Pat, a quiet gentle-manly lad, named Burgess. He wishes to learn farming. He starts to-morrow.

The Bishop arrived at Waitara last night; and confirms there to-day.

I write in a very great hurry; as the post waits for no man. Send me a reply to this per first mail. I hope your little boy is doing well.


I remain, my dear Mac, very faithfully yours, (Signed)
P. Wilson.
To,- Donald McLean Esq. Wellington.

Part of:
Inward letters - Dr Peter Wilson, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0649 (71 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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