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.

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Private New Plymouth

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.

Believe me My Dear Sir
Yours ever faithfully
Robert Parris,

Part of:
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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