Object #1020124 from MS-Papers-0032-0574

3 pages written 17 Nov 1849 by Dr Andrew Sinclair in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 digitised items). 85 letters written from Auckland and Taranaki. Also includes two outward drafts by McLean; and letter from Dr Sinclair, Glasgow to Rev Donald McColl, Glenorchy Manse, Argyleshire, 29 Nov 1856.

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Auckland,
17 Nov., 1849.


My Dear Sir,

I am just going away on a cruise to the Copper island of Kawau and have only time to say to you that you may not perhaps understand why I write you again respecting the Natives having any objections to the purchases made by the Company. I am afraid that the terms of my former letter led you to answer respecting the last purchase merely. In fact when I wrote I was not in full possession of the subject to put the question properly, and even at the present moment I do not know where the plans of survey of the lands purchased are nor what particular blocks the Coys Agent requires grants to be made. I would therefore be obliged to you to ascertain privately what the blocks are they have applied for Grants on account of, and whether the Natives have objections to the Grant being made. This of course you will state in your public letter.

The Governor and Lady Grey have not gone away at the time they formerly talked of, but I suppose he if not she will go soon. We are cutting down again and diminishing our expenditure on account of deficiency of funds.

I remain,


My Dear McLean, Yours truly,
A. Sinclair.

Part of:
Inward letters - Dr Andrew Sinclair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0574 (87 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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