Object #1024600 from MS-Papers-0032-0441
3 pages written 10 May 1870 by Gilbert Mair in Tauranga
From: Inward letters - Captain Gilbert Mair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0441 (8 digitised items).
Eight letters written from Ohinemutu, Kaingaroa, Tauranga, Wellington, Rotorua, Fort Galatea
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
May 10th, 1870
My dear Mr Clarke
I have been in here ever since the 6th I am ashamed to stay any longer tho' I have a good deal to do. I have been hanging on in the hope that you would come. I did so want to see you before I went inland - again - Some one ought to have a look at the road - that the Ngatipikiao are making - they are assisting a great deal of work. If the Ngaiterangi are to be paid there are a lot of charges against them. I dont know who else could make them out but myself. I am paying the Ngatiruanui this time when I get to Kaiteriria-
I have got a lot of clothes from - and Jacobsohn. I hope you will be able to let them have their money - and it can be made a refund to Govt. when stopped from their pay - the goods are all very cheap so they ought not to be kept waiting too long - I could come down any time that you send for me. I have in the Estimate for pay put myself down at 7/- per diem as I have still drawn my Interpreter pay - so all together it is nearly Captain's pay -
I am in a great hurry so please excuse this scrawl.
Please remember me to Mrs. Clarke and believe me Dr. Mr. Clarke
Ever faithfully yours
Inward letters - Captain Gilbert Mair, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0441 (8 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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