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Union Bank of Australia
Wellington  5th February 1849

Messrs Jas & Wm MacArthur


I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 21st Dec enclosing letter from Mr Bidwell, in reference to Mr Geo Duppa's (of Nelson) dishonored Accepce bearing Mr Wm Fox's indersation.

Mr Duppa is here at present, making arrangements to send over Barley & Stock, for the purpose of clearing off this liability, and has begged me to delay proceedings until his produce arrives, his Agent here has received instructions to pay all monies into my hands.

Mr  Fox has just returned from an inspection of Banks peninsula for the Canterbury Settlement, he was very much annoyed to find that the bill had not been paid by Duppa. He informs me that he paid the whole amount of the former bill, and had to take credit from Duppa in Stock under the circumstances he is anxious that Mr Duppa should be made to pay at once, and wishes me to hold it for a short time, and

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