Object #1019014 from MS-Papers-0032-0243

2 pages written 15 Dec 1859 by Samuel Deighton

From: Inward letters - Samuel Deighton, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0243 (74 digitised items). 74 letters written from Wanganui, Wairoa and Chatham Islands, 1859-1873, and undated. Includes plan for a court house.

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Dec. 15 1859

My dear Sir

I have just seen Aperahama who remained here last night, I gave him your letter which was at the Post Office - I was quite right about Hare and Te Kepa Aperahama says that they have no authority to treat with you about the land but that it must be done at a Committee where all are present, I think I should not mention it to them if I were you as would cause more ill feeling between them of which there is too much already. Aperahama was very much pleased whan I told him I was going out to get the Reserves laid off.

I dont think my pay is much in arrear as I have drawn from Mr. Porter when I wanted money and I have not yet made up my account. I dont know whether Mr. Porter informed you were obliged to make a few presents to some of the chiefs during the time we were cutting the line amounting to probably £4 or £5.

I could not exactly make out from your last letter whether the office of Interpreter at Wellington was promised or not if it is not, of course I should be very glad of it, but I will leave it entirely to you, hoping that you will do the best you can for me.

I remain sir
Your obt. servt.
S. Deighton.

Part of:
Inward letters - Samuel Deighton, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0243 (74 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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