Object #1027517 from MS-Papers-0032-0501

2 pages written 9 May 1872 by William Spence Peter to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - W S Peter, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0501 (9 digitised items). Nine letters written from Anama Station and Wellington, 1869-1876

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9th. May 1872.

The Honble. D. McLean. Dear Sir,

I was in hopes that I would have seen you on your return from Otago; but I suppose you were too much hurried.

I was very glad you were able to arrange about Mrs. McLean's affairs. I hope soon to have the remaining £800 provided for.

I hear Johnny is very happy in Wellington. I am certain the change from home to the emulation and discipline of a public school will prove a lasting benefit. I observe the meeting of the Assembly is gazetted for the end of May. I hope it will not be later than the beginning of June; as if later, many who would remain to the end of the Session are obliged to leave.

Do you still think of parting with the Run in Hawke's Bay, that we were speaking about? If so, I would be glad of an offer, with particulars; and when I go to Wellington I would have a look at it. If I saw my way clear in the North Island, I would sell out of this Run; as though it is a very fair one, I do not feel inclined to hold on too long to leasehold.

Is there any chance of the Taranaki Confiscated land coming into the market within a reasonable time?

I hear there is a probability of Mrs. Hart taking a trip down here. I hope she will pay us a visit before returning.

We have had an immense quantity of rain, and the rivers have been very high. But it has now set in fine weather, the mildest season we have had since I came here.

Hoping to hear from you at your leisure,

Yours sincerely, (Signed)
W.L. Peters.

Part of:
Inward letters - W S Peter, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0501 (9 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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