Object #1024690 from MS-Papers-0032-0372

4 pages written 16 Nov 1846 by James Kennedy in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Kennedy, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0372 (7 digitised items). Correspondents:James Kennedy, Auckland, 1843-1846 (6 letters); T McD Kennedy, Wanganui, 1872 (1 letter)

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Copy to a/c S. George
Mr D McLean
1844

July 17

Governor goes in the driver next week. Auckland,

16th Nov., 1846.



Dr. D.

I received your short epistle by the Brig, still happy to hear that you are in the land of the living. This also goes to you by the Brig. Our last accounts from Wellington are not the most favorable as to peace with the Natives; Are You quaking at Taranaki? The Governor is very arbitrary here as to Land Claims and will not allow any traffic with the Natives in any shape as to land. I do not think that I ever saw Auckland so dull as to business chiefly owing to the unsettled state of the Land Claims. it is impossible that Auckland can go ahead until they are settled. Thomas Gordon has not been here for a long time William is still in Rooneys - He begged of

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me to put you in mind of a small balance between you and him - the account he says is Dr. Dond. McL. in a/c with Mr. G. Cr. £. s. d. To acct. 49. 12. 0. By Sett. to credit of D. McL. 45. 7. 0 1/2 £ 4. 4. 11 1/2 leaving you in his debt £4.4. 11 1/2.

You mention in your last that you had not time to write more fully p. the Brig. If you have not written before this do so, and let it be a long letter. Townsend wrote to Mr. Walsh some time ago he was then in the Bush. Are you always going to spend your days as an Old Batchelor at Taranaki You say you have great caperings about as a Horse Police. Have you room for a Sergt. Major, or I would not be very particular if you made me Pay Master: generally speaking not the worst birth. The Governor has it in contemplation to have a road made between this and Taranaki, if he does and

the balance you owe is either £1.5. or £1.15. I think £1.0.0. would settle the a/c if you wish. Mr. Hill has an addition of a young son to his family. All well and Miss H. here for you still.
Yours ever, Dr. Dan, Jas. Kennedy.

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there is a coach started I will surprize you some early Morning.

Since writing the above I have received another letter from you of 9th Septr. last - p. the Auckland I believe - I have seen Hughes. I to save postage copy the a/c he gave me Mr. D. McLean To W. Hughes Dr. 1844, July. To amt. a/c due £5. 5. 11 Int. 14. 1. £6. 0. 0. Hughes says Mr. Symons called on him about it but no paymt. was made. There is no sm(page torn) of the name of Newman here, and Newby has some time left this. McDonald was glad to hear of your being well and desires to be remembered. He also desires me to say you will not forget him - If you can send him any do so. There are worse than Mc. I am collect'g debts for Mrs. A. and him. I could tell you news but am afraid - in my next I will when I can state with certainty I am afraid your title in O'Connell St. is not perfect, but you say nothing as to what you want. I have not seen Lewis in town these few days, but may before a Mail goes. Dr. Conway and Mrs. C. are well; they have flitted up to Black and Martials on the Hill. Altho' many do not write still some old friends have not forgotten you. Who could forget Dond. Mc? I have just seen Lewis as he passed. He is not sure but thinks

English (ATL)

Copy to a/c S. George
Mr D McLean
1844

July 17

Governor goes in the driver next week. Auckland,

16th Nov., 1846.



Dr. D.

I received your short epistle by the Brig, still happy to hear that you are in the land of the living. This also goes to you by the Brig. Our last accounts from Wellington are not the most favorable as to peace with the Natives; Are You quaking at Taranaki? The Governor is very arbitrary here as to Land Claims and will not allow any traffic with the Natives in any shape as to land. I do not think that I ever saw Auckland so dull as to business chiefly owing to the unsettled state of the Land Claims. it is impossible that Auckland can go ahead until they are settled. Thomas Gordon has not been here for a long time William is still in Rooneys - He begged of me to put you in mind of a small balance between you and him - the account he says is Dr. Dond. McL. in a/c with Mr. G. Cr. £. s. d. To acct. 49. 12. 0. By Sett. to credit of D. McL. 45. 7. 0 1/2 £ 4. 4. 11 1/2 leaving you in his debt £4.4. 11 1/2.

You mention in your last that you had not time to write more fully p. the Brig. If you have not written before this do so, and let it be a long letter. Townsend wrote to Mr. Walsh some time ago he was then in the Bush. Are you always going to spend your days as an Old Batchelor at Taranaki You say you have great caperings about as a Horse Police. Have you room for a Sergt. Major, or I would not be very particular if you made me Pay Master: generally speaking not the worst birth. The Governor has it in contemplation to have a road made between this and Taranaki, if he does and

the balance you owe is either £1.5. or £1.15. I think £1.0.0. would settle the a/c if you wish. Mr. Hill has an addition of a young son to his family. All well and Miss H. here for you still.
Yours ever, Dr. Dan, Jas. Kennedy.
there is a coach started I will surprize you some early Morning.

Since writing the above I have received another letter from you of 9th Septr. last - p. the Auckland I believe - I have seen Hughes. I to save postage copy the a/c he gave me Mr. D. McLean To W. Hughes Dr. 1844, July. To amt. a/c due £5. 5. 11 Int. 14. 1. £6. 0. 0. Hughes says Mr. Symons called on him about it but no paymt. was made. There is no sm(page torn) of the name of Newman here, and Newby has some time left this. McDonald was glad to hear of your being well and desires to be remembered. He also desires me to say you will not forget him - If you can send him any do so. There are worse than Mc. I am collect'g debts for Mrs. A. and him. I could tell you news but am afraid - in my next I will when I can state with certainty I am afraid your title in O'Connell St. is not perfect, but you say nothing as to what you want. I have not seen Lewis in town these few days, but may before a Mail goes. Dr. Conway and Mrs. C. are well; they have flitted up to Black and Martials on the Hill. Altho' many do not write still some old friends have not forgotten you. Who could forget Dond. Mc? I have just seen Lewis as he passed. He is not sure but thinks

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Kennedy, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0372 (7 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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