Object #1022437 from MS-Papers-0032-0516

3 pages written 6 May 1858 by James Wathan Preece in Coromandel to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - James Preece, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0516 (44 digitised items). 43 letters written from Thames, Urewera and Coromandel (Stapleton), 1845-1870. Includes letter from Mary Ann Preece, 1861 re her son Wathen; letter from James Preece to his son George, 1870.

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

Download alow-resolution PDF or high-resolution PDF

English (ATL)

Stapleton Coromandel
May 6th 1858

My dear Sir

I have just heard from Mr Spirer who arrived here yesterday that you have arrived in Auckland I therefore take the earliest opportunity to write you a note I will also send you a report of proceeding as regards the land purchas it will put you in possession of a knowledge how things stand and what are the future prospects I do so more particularly because it may happen that before you may be able to communicate with me on that subject you may require information for the satisfaction of the Government or the General Assembly and I think that my letter will give some information that will be usefull Paora te Putu is in a difficulty and I think that he will not be able to get out of it without the sale of land he will I beleive endeavour to get a loan from the Government but I should strongly recommend that he should not receive any I am only waiting the arrival of Mr Heaphy and I will get him to give me an estimate of the quantity of the Block of Paoras land at the Gold diggins I shall then recommend to your office that a certain sum be given for it which I think Paul would accept I think that there is about 5 thousand acres in for which I think the Government ought to give £1000 it is not right to estimate the land here at what it can be bought in other districts as the natives make a great deal of money from their Kauri they sell each tree at from 10s to £1 per tree and I have known a tree when the sawyers have cut in 10 that the value of the same tree has brought £5 12s I think that it would be well to adopt the scale for this district proposed by me in my last letter I am waiting for an answer to the same Please to excuse haste believe me to remain yours truly

James Preece
D. McLean Esq

Part of:
Inward letters - James Preece, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0516 (44 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)

Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study. You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=1022437). If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.

External Links:
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI

Leave a comment

This function is coming soon.

Latest comments