Object #1027541 from MS-Papers-0032-0533

2 pages written 14 Sep 1857 by Christopher William Richmond in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - C W Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0533 (42 digitised items). 40 letters written from Wellington, Auckland and Nelson, 1857-1873. Includes letter from McLean to Richmond, 16 Dec 1857 and piece-level inventory.

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English (ATL)


I remain, dear Maclean,
Yours very truly,
C. W. Richmond.

English (ATL)

Wellington,
September 14th. 1857.


Dear Maclean,

I write this in case you should have gone to Napier by the Erin. I have not yet been able to come to terms with Featherston --- who as usual wants to have it all his own way. Therefore do not engage for the expenditure of another sixpence at present.

I hear doubts expressed about the popularity of immediate success at Manawatu. Old Taratoa is said to be against sale, and to have written to you.

I hope these Provincials will be reasonable --- an unreasonable hope you will say --- for I would look on it as a great evil were we prevented from striking whilst the iron is hot.

I have been twice at Strang's and have seen your little Douglas. He seems a very amiable intelligent child and doated upon by his grandfather, He knows all his letters.

I remain, dear Maclean,
Yours very truly,
C. W. Richmond.

Part of:
Inward letters - C W Richmond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0533 (42 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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