Object #1023449 from MS-Papers-0032-0527

1 page written 16 Mar 1863 by Joseph Rhodes in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean in Hawke's Bay Region

From: Inward letters - Joseph Rhodes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0527 (51 digitised items). 49 letters written from Auckland, Napier & Clive, 1850-1867. Includes copies of letters from McLean to Rhodes, and piece-level inventory.

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English (ATL)

Mch 16th /63

Donald McLean Esq. Superintendent Hawkes Bay.
My dear McLean,

I am the victim of an unprecedented piece of punctuality on the part of the W.S.N.Co. - part of my baggage, a female servant, and other matters were on board the Storm Bird and although I chased the steamer in a boat 10 minutes after her time of sailing (4 o'clock Saturday) I was too late - This would have served me perfectly right although I found my watch 1/4 slow, had the Co's boats ever done such a thing before, as start within 5 minutes of the proper time; generally they are from 1/2 to 2 hours in most ports behind their time - Here I am however not in the best of humours waiting for the Lord Ashley and I trust to be in time for the Meeting - at all events the first day or two is always spent in dodging about without any business - Your brother Capt. McLean desires to be remembered to you as also Mr. Strang who has just left my brothers here.

Yours truly
Joseph Rhodes

Part of:
Inward letters - Joseph Rhodes, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0527 (51 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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