Object #1020505 from MS-Papers-0032-0566

2 pages written 26 Mar 1860 by William Nicholas Searancke to Sir Donald McLean in Auckland Region

From: Inward letters - W N Searancke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0566 (65 digitised items). 62 letters written from Hamilton, Raglan, Ngaruawhahia, Alexandra, 1869-1873 & undated letters from Otaki, Manawatu, Castle Point, Rangitikei, Waiuku, Wellington, The Hutt, Whangarei and Raglan. Also undated map showing coastal strip extending south from Kukutauaki to Paekakariki (Waikanae Block?). Letter in Maori to Searancke from Heta Tarawhiti of Taupiri, 1869.

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

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English (ATL)

Dear Sir,

Would you be so good as to inform me for the information of the Natives generally in this District as to the manner in which the 5 per cents on their lands have been appropriated that is if it is your opinion that they should be informed they have heard that a sum of £500 out of their 5 per cents has been given towards the building of a School House at Papawai, all those living at a distance from them are very much against this appropriation, as they are constatly demanding that I should pay them their 5 per cents I think if such an appropriation has been made they should be at once informed of it.

I am Dr. Sir,
Yours obliged
Will N. Searancke.
26 March 1860.

D. McLean Esq. Auckland.

Part of:
Inward letters - W N Searancke, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0566 (65 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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