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
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
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,
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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