Object #1010832 from MS-Papers-0032-0493
3 pages written 29 Nov 1856 by Robert Reid Parris in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean
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. 29, 1856.
D. McLean, Esqr.,
Mr. Henry Halse has just informed me that he is likely to be removed, and being aware of my intimate knowledge of the Natives, he wishes me to succeed him to his office and has very kindly offered to recommend me to you, in the event of his being removed.
This is quite unexpected consequently I have not had time to give the subject due consideration, but I have always had a strong predilection for the Natives, and have therefore reason to believe I should like the office.
Perhaps Sir you will do me the favour not to mention to any one that I have written to you, I have not mentioned it to Mr. Halse, for it may injure my business, without getting the Office.
If Sir there is a prospect of Mr. Halses removal would it be to great a liberty to ask you to write to me by the return of the Steamer, stating if you consider I possess the necessary qualification for the office. Our place now is full of politics and in the event of my doing anything as before mentioned I should be better out of it. After the rumour of the dissolution I was the first applied to, to become Superintendant. Doctor Wilson was the first who requested me to stand for it, and I believe had I
consented I should have been sure of it, but I have no desire to be exalted above measure.
You will please pardon my thus trespassing upon you and permit me to subscribe myself,
Your most obt. servant,
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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