Object #1008189 from MS-Papers-0032-0493

4 pages written 17 Nov 1860 by Robert Reid Parris to Sir Donald McLean in New Plymouth District

From: Inward letters - Robert Parris, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0493 (39 digitised items). 38 letters written from Taranaki - New Plymouth & Manukapo, 1856-1860. Includes piece-level inventory for correspondence, 16 Oct 1856-Feb 1862

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Private. New Plymouth
Novr. 17th. 1860.

My Dear Sir,

I have just heard that the ''Will Watch'' is leaving immediately for Manukau, I therefore send you a short private to furnish you with the latest enclosing copies of letters from the Waikato rebels which I have got Good to copy for me to forward herewith. I will furnish you with official copies for office records. Ngarongaomates letter to Pirikawau, confirms me in the opinion that I have always had of him. That he is a Traitor and would rejoice to see the rebels get the advantage over us. There was not a friendly Native wounded. -- Tiraurau was wounded by accident more than a month ago.

I have received your official enclosing Mr. Hays report against me which is a tissue of base fabrications as I hope you will enable me to prove by sanctioning an enquiry, which I purpose asking for, in my official explanation which I hope to send by the next mail. If I was wrong in addressing him as Native Interpreter, I am sorry for it, but I cannot quietly submit for Mr. Hay to accuse me of being the cause of what he, by his line of conduct, has brought upon himself.

Yours very respectfully,
Robert Parris.

Part of:
Inward letters - Robert Parris, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0493 (39 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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