Object #1019884 from MS-Papers-0032-0217
From: Inward letters - Henry Tacy Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0217 (61 digitised items). 59 letters written from Tauranga, Maketu, Auckland & Waimate, 1861-1870. Includes letter to Hare Reweti (Charles Davis) from Manuhiri with explanatory note on verso from Louis Hetet, 1870.
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August 6th. 1870.
My dear Mr. McLean,
Very little news. Everything is quiet. Have had letters from Raglan yesterday. Hetaraka Nero disclaims anything to do with the Pa building and Aukati. But I have found out that he is not be to depended upon. I mean as to his information - but all is quiet there.
Received your instructions about the Shortland Beach purchase. I telegraphed
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to Puckey at once to enter into negotiations but I believe that the money paid by Europeans and for which they are now being sued exceeds the £2,500 you name. Dr. Pollen was of opinion that that sum would more than suffice but I have been enquiring into the case and I do not know the exact amount but it certainly is more than the sum you name.
Taipari is in a fearful mess. Mackay has smashed and let Taipari in for about £7,000. I have had a long talk with him and I have made him an offer on the part of the Government for this share of the mud flat that is from the Kareka creek to the Kauaeranga stream. It has been surveyed. Taipari's is the least valuable. I have not told Puckey the amount you have mentioned as a limit because he might let it out and spoil negotiations. I will write as soon as there is something definite to communicate. The survey
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should be forthcoming.
I want to pay the Ngaiterangi for their Road work I have sent in the Requisition some time ago. I have got the £200 last applied for - but this that you arranged for has not come in yet. I want to get this before I go to Tauranga.
Fearful calamity the loss of the steamer "Tauranga" every one on board lost, all through the culpable neglect of the master of a miserable coal boat. Strange that there is no means of punishing these fellows.
Hy. T. Clarke.
Inward letters - Henry Tacy Clarke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0217 (61 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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