Object #1011663 from MS-Papers-0032-0494
3 pages written 24 Sep 1872 by Robert Reid Parris in New Plymouth District
From: Inward letters - Robert Parris, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0494 (56 digitised items).
56 letters written from New Plymouth, 1861-1873. Includes copy of letter from McLean to Parris, 20 Sep 1870.
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
September 24th 1872.
My dear Sir,
In reference to your official letter of the 9th. Inst. I am somewhat embarrassed to know how I had better act in the matter; inasmuch as I found out on enquiry from Mr. Halse, that the piece of land bought for W. King, is some special place in the history of the Pukerangiora tribe, and adjoins their old Pa site.
Under these circumstances, I am of opinion W. K. would not accept it for use or occupation by his own people. In this dilemma I have decided to write to you privately before talking any official action in the matter. I shall be glad to have your ideas on the subject, and to know what you would wish to have done in the matter, before taking official action in reference thereto.
If the piece of land bought is given to anyone, it should be given to Hapurona. I have not sent your letter for W. King, to him, pending your reply to this.
I always esteem it a favour to get a few lines from you, but not to be told our official connection
is at an end, when it is only is a transaction state, taken out by the ebb tide to be brought in by the flood.
The Parihaka meeting went off much the same as former ones, with a slight improvement in Te Whiti's manner. I have had a communication with Ngatimaniapoto, about the re-occupying Pukearuhe, which they object to in a very civil way. Five young men came in to see me, and brought a letter from Wetere.
Te Kooti is still at Mokau, and as yet keeps quiet.
Yours very faithfully,
Inward letters - Robert Parris, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0494 (56 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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