Object #1019072 from MS-Papers-0032-0494
3 pages written 5 Jul 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.
July 5, 1872
My Dear Sir
My Son left yesterday for Auckland to join the Trigonometrical survey department - I said nothing to you about his salary having confidence that you do not expect him to work for nothing after serving four years and paying £100, to learn his profession, afterwards two years in the Provincial Survey at a nominal salary of about £75 a year, and subsequently two years assistant Surveyor and Draftsmen in Confiscated hands dept. with a salary of £150. Poor encouragement for loss of time and money in learning a profession.
I was intending to have st arted today for Ngatimaru but the weather is so bad, heavy rain and flooded rivers I have to put off going till it clears up.
If this purchase is settled amicably it will have a splendid effect on the Native question generally - I intend to take a surveyor (Skinner) with me and finish off if possible the boundaries.
I find the amounts for advances of clothing to the Ngatimarus have been sent to Von Rotter from the Treasury for payment. This has put me to some inconvenience inasmuch as I had advancedsome of the money fully expecting the accounts
would be sent back to me for settlement. Wishing you an easy session.
My Dear Sir
Yours ever 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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