Object #1019228 from MS-Papers-0032-0658

3 pages written 19 Feb 1872 by George Tovey Buckland Worgan in Wanganui to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - George B Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0658 (95 digitised items). 93 letters and memos written from Wairoa, Napier and Wanganui, 1864-1873. Includes piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969.

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Wanganui

Feby. 19th 1872



My dear Sir,

I have received from Napier news which gives me great concern and uneasiness in reference to my private business matters. I accompany this private note with an official letter respecting the Mohaka Kawa and Te Aute lands as I gather from Mr Lee's letter that it is absolutely necessary for me in order to make good certain securities to find a considerable sum of money forthwith - Owing to the great expence I incurred in placing Hamlin in my business upwards of 300£, and the heavy amounts I have out for surveys I possess no funds available to meet the

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occasion - It appears that Sutton has not paid some money which I gave him for a particular purpose altho he gave me his recpt. as having done so -

I have asked you to procure me the payment of the Lien I hold on Mohaka and also the Uawa survey. The Mohaka affair was clearly understood and Mr Ormond authorised me to deal - I have been out of this money 4 years altho the survey was cheaply done, the natives themselves employed and paid by me, the amt. of lien standing on the Records of the Native Lands Court is £230 If this were paid me with the amts I paid for settling the Uawa (particulars of which have been already laid before you) and the settlement of Hapuku's reserves at Te Aute It would be sufficient for the purposes required and enable me also to remove my family here - I hear from my Father that he would very much like to come - I wish it might be

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so for I have but little happiness away from them all - If it be so much out of order as to render it either impossible or inadvisable to render me this service I must bear the consequences, altho: they would be serious and I should at once withdraw from the Service I understand Mr Lee to say that this business must be settled by the last week in March - Trusting you will give this your early and favorable consideration


I beg to remain Your most obedt.Servt.
Geo.B. Worgan
Honble.D.McLean

English (ATL)

Wanganui

Feby. 19th 1872



My dear Sir,

I have received from Napier news which gives me great concern and uneasiness in reference to my private business matters. I accompany this private note with an official letter respecting the Mohaka Kawa and Te Aute lands as I gather from Mr Lee's letter that it is absolutely necessary for me in order to make good certain securities to find a considerable sum of money forthwith - Owing to the great expence I incurred in placing Hamlin in my business upwards of 300£, and the heavy amounts I have out for surveys I possess no funds available to meet the occasion - It appears that Sutton has not paid some money which I gave him for a particular purpose altho he gave me his recpt. as having done so -

I have asked you to procure me the payment of the Lien I hold on Mohaka and also the Uawa survey. The Mohaka affair was clearly understood and Mr Ormond authorised me to deal - I have been out of this money 4 years altho the survey was cheaply done, the natives themselves employed and paid by me, the amt. of lien standing on the Records of the Native Lands Court is £230 If this were paid me with the amts I paid for settling the Uawa (particulars of which have been already laid before you) and the settlement of Hapuku's reserves at Te Aute It would be sufficient for the purposes required and enable me also to remove my family here - I hear from my Father that he would very much like to come - I wish it might be so for I have but little happiness away from them all - If it be so much out of order as to render it either impossible or inadvisable to render me this service I must bear the consequences, altho: they would be serious and I should at once withdraw from the Service I understand Mr Lee to say that this business must be settled by the last week in March - Trusting you will give this your early and favorable consideration


I beg to remain Your most obedt.Servt.
Geo.B. Worgan
Honble.D.McLean

Part of:
Inward letters - George B Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0658 (95 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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