Object #1023901 from MS-Papers-0032-0815

3 pages written 4 Mar 1862 by Alexander McLean in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0815 (48 digitised items). Letters written from Napier and Maraekakaho mainly about station matters. Includes one letter from Canterbury, Jul 1861, and one from Ashburton, Sep 1868

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English (MD)

4 March 1862

Napier

My dear brother

I write you a few lines to let you know that we are all well hear at present. Hopeing this will find you and Douglas the same.

I have been expecting you day affter day and week affter week and I wondered much what was keeping you as you told me when you would soon be back again.

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English (MD)

But Mr Cooper tells me you shall be hear the first oportunity as you have aranged all the native disputes at Wairarapa. I hope you may as I long much to se you. Matter are going on all right as far as the station is concerned. A and I feell confidend that when you come hear you shall be pleased with all the arrangments made. I could not sell wethers at a price but they will sell well in a short time. I had to pay the natives and a year's rent in advance. The gross weight of the [clip] is 1500 lbs.

I could do nothing with Gollan. He seemed not anxious and I was the same. I mereley spoke to him affter he himselfe spoke first but when you come we shall be abble to do something in the mater. I fancy he is verry stiff to deall with.

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English (MD)

I have taken no sheep till such times as I se you and I shall tell you my reasons and as the steamer is going away I have no more to say in hope of seing you in a few days and with my love to Douglas.


I remain allways your affectionate brother
Alexander McLean

English (MD)

4 March 1862

Napier

My dear brother

I write you a few lines to let you know that we are all well hear at present. Hopeing this will find you and Douglas the same.

I have been expecting you day affter day and week affter week and I wondered much what was keeping you as you told me when you would soon be back again. But Mr Cooper tells me you shall be hear the first oportunity as you have aranged all the native disputes at Wairarapa. I hope you may as I long much to se you. Matter are going on all right as far as the station is concerned. A and I feell confidend that when you come hear you shall be pleased with all the arrangments made. I could not sell wethers at a price but they will sell well in a short time. I had to pay the natives and a year's rent in advance. The gross weight of the [clip] is 1500 lbs.

I could do nothing with Gollan. He seemed not anxious and I was the same. I mereley spoke to him affter he himselfe spoke first but when you come we shall be abble to do something in the mater. I fancy he is verry stiff to deall with. I have taken no sheep till such times as I se you and I shall tell you my reasons and as the steamer is going away I have no more to say in hope of seing you in a few days and with my love to Douglas.


I remain allways your affectionate brother
Alexander McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Alexander McLean (brother), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0815 (48 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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