Object #1027100 from MS-Papers-0032-0540

3 pages written 2 Jan 1854 by John Rogan in Mokau to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - John Rogan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0540 (40 digitised items). 40 letters written from Awakino, Mokau, New Plymouth, Takatuhi, Whangaroa, Waingohu, Tokatoka (Kaipara), Whakaturai, Auckland, Coromandel, & Sydney (Sep 1858)

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Mokau

2nd. January 1854.



My dear Sir,

I paid the £500 yesterday for land at Awakino, and am going to-morrow up the river to survey another Block, which I hope will be less mountainous than the one just purchased. Indeed, I have nearly broken my neck upon these terrible mountains lately. I sent you a number of native letters, all of which are opposed to the large package you sent me some time since; and it is a matter of regret that I cannot bring the matter to a successful issue. I have done everything in the matter that is advisable for the present. You will

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please excuse my not finishing the translations, as it would be totally out of my power to accomplish them by this mail. It is now one of the morning, and I'm writing by the light of a wretched dip in Henry's school-room, quite fatigued from the effects of natives' importunities.

I expect to be in New Plymouth in a fort- night's time, and shall wait your directions if I cannot obtain labour there to finish the Hua survey.


In haste, I remain, my dear Sir, faithfully yours
(Signed) J. Rogan
To:- Donald McLean.

English (ATL)

Letter from J. Rogan, to DonaldMcLean dated 2nd. January 1854. COPY. Mokau

2nd. January 1854.



My dear Sir,

I paid the £500 yesterday for land at Awakino, and am going to-morrow up the river to survey another Block, which I hope will be less mountainous than the one just purchased. Indeed, I have nearly broken my neck upon these terrible mountains lately. I sent you a number of native letters, all of which are opposed to the large package you sent me some time since; and it is a matter of regret that I cannot bring the matter to a successful issue. I have done everything in the matter that is advisable for the present. You will please excuse my not finishing the translations, as it would be totally out of my power to accomplish them by this mail. It is now one of the morning, and I'm writing by the light of a wretched dip in Henry's school-room, quite fatigued from the effects of natives' importunities.

I expect to be in New Plymouth in a fort- night's time, and shall wait your directions if I cannot obtain labour there to finish the Hua survey.


In haste, I remain, my dear Sir, faithfully yours
(Signed) J. Rogan
To:- Donald McLean.

Part of:
Inward letters - John Rogan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0540 (40 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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