Object #1017669 from MS-Papers-0032-0815

2 pages written 28 Jul 1866 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)

28 July 1866

Maraekakaho

My dear brother

I received your note and glad to hear you were well. I am glad to say that we are all well hear and things going on smothly. You did not send me the oats affter plowing the land. I must get seed to put in their. I hope you will send me the oats. There is not a bushell of oats

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English (MD)

to be got in Napier. I hear that some of the west coast people are trying to get a footing in Patea. I hope as it was left to yourselfe and as you may be seeing some of the natives that you will try and secure the place. The people hear are getting uneasy when they hear that other people are looking affter the place.

Hopeing to hear soon from you. In haste.


Your affectionate
Alexander McLean

English (MD)

28 July 1866

Maraekakaho

My dear brother

I received your note and glad to hear you were well. I am glad to say that we are all well hear and things going on smothly. You did not send me the oats affter plowing the land. I must get seed to put in their. I hope you will send me the oats. There is not a bushell of oats to be got in Napier. I hear that some of the west coast people are trying to get a footing in Patea. I hope as it was left to yourselfe and as you may be seeing some of the natives that you will try and secure the place. The people hear are getting uneasy when they hear that other people are looking affter the place.

Hopeing to hear soon from you. In haste.


Your affectionate
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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