Object #1023667 from MS-Papers-0032-0243

3 pages written 5 Jun 1866 by Samuel Deighton

From: Inward letters - Samuel Deighton, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0243 (74 digitised items). 74 letters written from Wanganui, Wairoa and Chatham Islands, 1859-1873, and undated. Includes plan for a court house.

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June 5th. 1866

My dear Sir

I have just read the enclosed note from Morris.

As soon as I have held an enquiry on the subject I will send you down official notification. I presume as the body is buried (as it appears from the enclosed note), it will be useless to hold a coroners inquest moreover there are only two or three Europeans living within twenty miles of the spot, If it is necessary to hold an inquest perhaps you would not mind writing and letting me know.

The Honble. the N.M. paid us a visit here the other day. What a pleasant man he appears to be; if he is as pleasant among his friends as he is officially he must be much liked I should think? he tells me that I am sure to do the Turanga duty if not more - extra pay is of course out of the question. A. R.M. should live in the saddle, he very nearly did when he was Civil Commissioner, in fact R.M. situations were on the whole overpaid sinecures, and so on we parted with mutual satisfaction.

No hews every one in a state of wonder at the large prices the land fetched and talk of roads etc. in a most alarming manner.

I am My dear Sir
truly yours
S. Deighton.

Part of:
Inward letters - Samuel Deighton, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0243 (74 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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