Object #1022137 from MS-Papers-0032-0814

2 pages written 4 Nov 1857 by an unknown author in Napier City

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)

4 November 1857

Port Napier

Dear Brother

I received all your letter and the Bill of Exchange on the bank for the purpose of buying land. I shall do all I can to keep things as the overland mail is going away this moment. I write you these few lines to tell you not to send the potatoes that I wrote for as I hear

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English (MD)

they are so dear in Auckland as I can get some seed potatoes hear. I have wrote you a few days ago by Rich which you will soon have and I shall write as soon as I have aney news to tell. Dear brother in haste


Your affectionate brother
A McLean

English (MD)

4 November 1857

Port Napier

Dear Brother

I received all your letter and the Bill of Exchange on the bank for the purpose of buying land. I shall do all I can to keep things as the overland mail is going away this moment. I write you these few lines to tell you not to send the potatoes that I wrote for as I hear they are so dear in Auckland as I can get some seed potatoes hear. I have wrote you a few days ago by Rich which you will soon have and I shall write as soon as I have aney news to tell. Dear brother in haste


Your affectionate brother
A McLean

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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