Object #1024913 from MS-Papers-0032-0141

3 pages written 12 Aug 1852 by Augustus B Abraham in Taranaki Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Ab to Al, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0141 (33 digitised items). Correspondents: F S Abbott, Wellington & Waipawa, 1853-1869 (5 letters); A Abel, Melbourne, 1854 (2 letters); P Abercrombie, Barrier Island & Auckland, 1841-1858 (5 letters); A B Abraham, Taranaki, Melbourne & London, 1848-1864 (2 letters); Bishop C J Abraham, Auckland & Wellington, 1856-1863 & undated (6 letters); John A'Deane, Aschott, 1865-1875 (8 letters); Dr Alfred Agassiz, Mercury Bay, 1871 (1 letter); William Aitken, Auckland, 1864 (1 letter); Dr Andrew Aldcorn, Melbourne, 1854 (1 letter); Douglas Alderson, Dunedin, 1867-1869 (2 letters); J Aldridge, Auckland, 1872 (1 letter).

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English (ATL)

Ship Hotel Taranaki

12 August 1852



Sir,

Having authority from his Excellency the Governor in Chief to negociate with the Natives for the possession of my Lands at the Waitera (North Bank) I beg to inform you that I have arrived here for the purpose of ascertaining the exact position of Government Proceedings with respect to the outstanding Claims.

Finding that yourself and the other authorities are actively engaged in Treaty with the Chiefs of the different Tribes for the purchase of lands in the District of the Waitera, I beg to assure you that I shall abstain from all communication with the Natives likely to interfere with the success of your negociations on the distinct assurance that nothing will be done to prejudice my present position and that equal endeavours will be

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English (ATL)

in due course made for obtaining possession of my Sections.

Awaiting your reply, I beg to subscribe myself,
Your obedient Servant
Augustus B. Abraham
Donald McLean Esq. J. P. Commissioner

English (ATL)

Ship Hotel Taranaki

12 August 1852



Sir,

Having authority from his Excellency the Governor in Chief to negociate with the Natives for the possession of my Lands at the Waitera (North Bank) I beg to inform you that I have arrived here for the purpose of ascertaining the exact position of Government Proceedings with respect to the outstanding Claims.

Finding that yourself and the other authorities are actively engaged in Treaty with the Chiefs of the different Tribes for the purchase of lands in the District of the Waitera, I beg to assure you that I shall abstain from all communication with the Natives likely to interfere with the success of your negociations on the distinct assurance that nothing will be done to prejudice my present position and that equal endeavours will be in due course made for obtaining possession of my Sections.

Awaiting your reply, I beg to subscribe myself,
Your obedient Servant
Augustus B. Abraham
Donald McLean Esq. J. P. Commissioner

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Ab to Al, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0141 (33 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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