Object #1021001 from MS-Papers-0032-0817

2 pages written 24 Sep 1852 by Archibald John McLean in New York City to Archibald John McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0817 (65 digitised items). Letters written on board ship or from various ports, 1847-1858 prior to his arrival in New Zealand in mid-1858. From then on the letters are almost all written from Maraekakaho about station matters.

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3 March 1854

New York

A J McLean Esq

Dear Sir

Your favour 'St Thomas' is this moment received.

I am surprised that you have received no letters from me either at Callao or San Francisco as I wrote several times at each of these ports.

I received your remittance from San Francisco in Sept last and sent your receipt for £500 to Callao.

I will send you a duplicate of it in a day or two. Would do so now but I don't remember the date and my books are at my house up town. Your money I have placed where you will receive 8% (eight percent) for the use of it but must give 30 days notice before drawing it. I can place the £400 which you mention on the same terms which is well as I can do and have it perfectly secure.

Yours most truly
S W Goodridge Jr
24 Sept 1854

And I carry with me tomorrow all necessary documents to recover for total loss. Please make you the claim on the indemnities for the amount insured on my effects etc for £500.

Archibald John McLean

Received by S W Goodridge the amount for which I had document to prove but they are lost by me. I could get documents in New York to prove that he received the money.
A J McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Archibald John McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0817 (65 digitised items)
Series 9 Inwards family letters, Reference Number Series 9 Inwards family letters (1204 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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