Object #1023901 from MS-Papers-0032-0815
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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4 March 1862
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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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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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
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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