Object #1027126 from MS-Papers-0032-0631

2 pages written 22 Feb 1864 by an unknown author in Auckland Region to Sir Donald McLean in Napier City

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Whe - Whi, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0631 (26 digitised items). Correspondents:W Wheeler, New Plymouth, 1846 (2 letters); F Whitaker, Auckland, 1857-1873 & undated (24 letters and McLean's drafts. Also piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969); Henry White, Wellington, 1858 (1 letter)

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English (ATL)

22nd Feby. 1864

My dear McLean,

I shall be very glad to find that you may be able to make some satisfastory arrangement in reference to the Ahuriri Plains, but you must take care and not set an example that will afford an inconvenient precedent elsewhere. I am aware of the pressure that there has been on this matter and I hope this will not induce you to enter hastily into an improvident arrangement.

No time will be lost in taking the necessary steps for approving on the part of the General Government of a site for the Military settlers.

There is no news of importance from the Front - the transport of supplies being now satisfactorily provided for I presume the General is now on the move.

You will see that we have had a very satisfactory encounter with Ngatimaniapoto.

Yours very truly,
Fred. Whitaker
Donald McLean Esq., Napier

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Whe - Whi, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0631 (26 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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