Object #1003423 from MS-Papers-0032-0147

2 pages written 10 Sep 1872 by John Avent in Ohiwa to William Kelly in Wellington

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Ar - Av, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0147 (35 digitised items). Correspondents:H Arrow, Wautakai [?], 1867 (1 letter); A C Arthur, Gisborne & Tokomaru, 1873-1874 (2 letters); Frederick Atchison, Wellington, 1869 (1 letter); Richard Atkins, Wellington, 1873 (1 letter); A S Atkinson, Nelson, 1871 (1 letter); George Atkinson, Wellington, 1875 (1 letter); H A Atkinson, Taranaki, 1873-1876 (8 letters including draft reply from McLean); Hastings Atkinson, Mongawhare, 1857-1859 (2 letters); John James Atkinson, Dunedin, 1870 & 1873 (2 letters); W S Atkinson, Mangati & Taranaki, 1860-1861 (6 letters).Also: M W Atkyns, Parnell, 1866 (1 letter); William Atward, Wairoa, 1851 (1 letter); Marie Joseph Aubert, Napier, 1872 (2 letters); H R Aubrey, Wanganui, 1856-1857 (2 letters); Albert W Hansard, Hon Secretary, Auckland Club, 1860 (1 letter); Thomas Kirk, Auckland Institute, 1870-1871 (2 letters with membership card); Auckland Acclimatisation Society (two subscriber's tickets), 1871-1872; John Avent, Ohiwa, 1872 (1 letter).

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English (ATL)

PRIVATE. Ohiwa

10th. September 1872



Dear Sir,

I trust you will pardon the liberty I now take in addressing you; but having opened a school at the above place, on the 24th. Jily last, I am desirous of ascertaining whether the Government will grant me some assistance, as the resources of the natives are not very great, and their promises for payment cannot be relied on. In case the Government are not in a position to grant assistance, perhaps you will use your influence with the Defence Minister (to whom I have written by this post) in getting me appointed to one of the Native schools about to be opened on this Coast.

Apologising for thus encroaching

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English (ATL)

on your valuable time, and trusting you will do all in your power for me,

I am, dear Sir,
Yours truly (Signed)
John Avent.
To:- W. Kelly Esq. Wellington.

English (ATL)

PRIVATE. Ohiwa

10th. September 1872



Dear Sir,

I trust you will pardon the liberty I now take in addressing you; but having opened a school at the above place, on the 24th. Jily last, I am desirous of ascertaining whether the Government will grant me some assistance, as the resources of the natives are not very great, and their promises for payment cannot be relied on. In case the Government are not in a position to grant assistance, perhaps you will use your influence with the Defence Minister (to whom I have written by this post) in getting me appointed to one of the Native schools about to be opened on this Coast.

Apologising for thus encroaching on your valuable time, and trusting you will do all in your power for me,

I am, dear Sir,
Yours truly (Signed)
John Avent.
To:- W. Kelly Esq. Wellington.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Ar - Av, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0147 (35 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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