Object #1017805 from MS-Papers-0032-0420

3 pages written 22 Dec 1857 by Sir Donald McLean in Auckland Region to James Mackay

From: Inward letters - Mackay, James (Senior), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0420 (14 digitised items). 14 letters written from Nelson, 1856-1874

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22 Dec. 1857

My dear McKay,

I am quite ashamed that your own and your son's letters should remain so long unanswered, the fact is I did not receive them for months after they were written, and I was anxious to recommend him for appointment to the Government in connexion with the gold field before I should write. I expect this will soon be done now, and although the salary is small yet it may suit his purpose to accept it from being a resident not far from the diggings --- I am anxious also to get him to settle a land question at Arahura on the West coast, will you kindly tell him that I have been very much pleased with his Journal of the exploring expedition it is a very sensible and practical one. Give my kind regards to Mrs. McKay and all the clan and believe me always to remain

Yours sincerely Sgd.
Donald McLean

I have not time to send you much news being on my way to the south so ye maun just wait a wae.

Part of:
Inward letters - Mackay, James (Senior), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0420 (14 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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