Object #1025458 from MS-Papers-0032-0516

2 pages written 3 Dec 1863 by James Wathan Preece in Coromandel to Sir Donald McLean in Auckland Region

From: Inward letters - James Preece, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0516 (44 digitised items). 43 letters written from Thames, Urewera and Coromandel (Stapleton), 1845-1870. Includes letter from Mary Ann Preece, 1861 re her son Wathen; letter from James Preece to his son George, 1870.

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English (ATL)

Purengu St.
Becr. 3 1863

My very dear Sir

I have just now sent in an application to the Native Land purchase office for some remuneration for my labours as I have not received anything since June 30 1862 since then I have completed the negotiation for Mahakirau which you paid for when I was present Augst. 17 1862 also Maumaupoki which I paid for Novr. 27 1862 acreage Makakirau 8385 Maumaupoki 2225 10610 besides these I have negotiated for all the lands which has been surveyed amounting to 9309 acres since then about 10000 acres has been offered which Mr Bell told me to commence to negotiate for but not to bring them to a close but to keep them in hand so you will see that I have not been idle.

Purchased 10610 Agreed for 9309 Offered 10000 29919 acres

I therefore leave the matter in your hands well knowing that you are my true friend.

Should you be able to do anything for Alfred please to let me know I find that I was under a mistake about his age and beleive that he was 20 last June

beleive me to remain
Yours very truly
James Preece
D. McLean Esqr. J. P. Auckland

Part of:
Inward letters - James Preece, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0516 (44 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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