Object #1033035 from MS-Papers-0032-0183

3 pages written 3 Dec 1855 by Sir Thomas Robert Gore Browne to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0183 (75 digitised items). 70 letters, 1855-1860

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Private. Duplicate.
My dear McLean,

The Superintendents and Mr. Fox have informed me you are anxious to purchase a ferry at Manawatu (I think that is the name) and they consider it absolutely necessary or most advisable that the purchase should be made.

If you are of the same opinion I authorise you to do it, though I hope the amount will not exceed one thousand Pounds.

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I place myself in your hands to do what you think necessary and advisable.

The Chatham Islands have been sold at Sydney (under protests from the Land officer) for under £100, but I think we shall be obliged to do something about them.

Dr. Sinclair wants you back at Auckland, I want you here and the Nelson people want you at Waitohi.


Yours very truly,
T. Gore Browne.
3 Decr.,/55.

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P. S. If you determine on making the purchase of the Ferry make application in due form for authority stating the reasons and I will give it, but in the mean time act on this.
T. Gore Browne.

English (ATL)

Private. Duplicate.
My dear McLean,

The Superintendents and Mr. Fox have informed me you are anxious to purchase a ferry at Manawatu (I think that is the name) and they consider it absolutely necessary or most advisable that the purchase should be made.

If you are of the same opinion I authorise you to do it, though I hope the amount will not exceed one thousand Pounds.

I place myself in your hands to do what you think necessary and advisable.

The Chatham Islands have been sold at Sydney (under protests from the Land officer) for under £100, but I think we shall be obliged to do something about them.

Dr. Sinclair wants you back at Auckland, I want you here and the Nelson people want you at Waitohi.


Yours very truly,
T. Gore Browne.
3 Decr.,/55.


P. S. If you determine on making the purchase of the Ferry make application in due form for authority stating the reasons and I will give it, but in the mean time act on this.
T. Gore Browne.

Part of:
Inward letters - Sir Thomas Gore Browne (Governor), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0183 (75 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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