Object #1021026 from MS-Papers-0032-0814

2 pages to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0814 (27 digitised items). Letters written from Australia, 1844-1849 and from Hawke's Bay (mainly Maraekakaho), 1857-1859. Includes one letter written by Donald to his brother Archy, 7 Feb 1846. The latter correspondence relates mainly to station matters

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English (MD)

18 October 1857

Peteni

My dear brother

As the Auckland mail goes past hear tomorow I take the oportunity of writing you a few lines in case you may receive them before Munn leaves Auckland. I have tried the natives in every place to buy a few potatoes for seed at Mariakako but not being alble to find aney I should wish you would send me 12 or 14 but as they are not to be got hear. I should like to plant them in December as it appears to be the best month in

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English (MD)

In Ahuriri. It will be a great loss if I do not plant as potatoes is the best crop we could have in the ground this year. I have not got the wheat from the natives and I am afraid I cannot get it but I have bought 100 bushells for 5/6 from a man from Wairoa. I am on my way down from Titiocura to Mariakako. All is well and a good lambing this year. I am bringing home the bulocks to draw the timber out of the bush

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English (MD)

18 October 1857

Peteni

My dear brother

As the Auckland mail goes past hear tomorow I take the oportunity of writing you a few lines in case you may receive them before Munn leaves Auckland. I have tried the natives in every place to buy a few potatoes for seed at Mariakako but not being alble to find aney I should wish you would send me 12 or 14 but as they are not to be got hear. I should like to plant them in December as it appears to be the best month in In Ahuriri. It will be a great loss if I do not plant as potatoes is the best crop we could have in the ground this year. I have not got the wheat from the natives and I am afraid I cannot get it but I have bought 100 bushells for 5/6 from a man from Wairoa. I am on my way down from Titiocura to Mariakako. All is well and a good lambing this year. I am bringing home the bulocks to draw the timber out of the bush

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Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0814 (27 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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