Object #1021560 from MS-Papers-0032-0147

2 pages written 27 Feb 1861 by William Smith Atkinson in Taranaki Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Ar - Av, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0147 (35 digitised items). Correspondents:H Arrow, Wautakai [?], 1867 (1 letter); A C Arthur, Gisborne & Tokomaru, 1873-1874 (2 letters); Frederick Atchison, Wellington, 1869 (1 letter); Richard Atkins, Wellington, 1873 (1 letter); A S Atkinson, Nelson, 1871 (1 letter); George Atkinson, Wellington, 1875 (1 letter); H A Atkinson, Taranaki, 1873-1876 (8 letters including draft reply from McLean); Hastings Atkinson, Mongawhare, 1857-1859 (2 letters); John James Atkinson, Dunedin, 1870 & 1873 (2 letters); W S Atkinson, Mangati & Taranaki, 1860-1861 (6 letters).Also: M W Atkyns, Parnell, 1866 (1 letter); William Atward, Wairoa, 1851 (1 letter); Marie Joseph Aubert, Napier, 1872 (2 letters); H R Aubrey, Wanganui, 1856-1857 (2 letters); Albert W Hansard, Hon Secretary, Auckland Club, 1860 (1 letter); Thomas Kirk, Auckland Institute, 1870-1871 (2 letters with membership card); Auckland Acclimatisation Society (two subscriber's tickets), 1871-1872; John Avent, Ohiwa, 1872 (1 letter).

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English (ATL)

Taranaki

Febry. 27th 1861



Dear Sir

I have just heard from Nelson that there is a great deal of uneasiness about the Natives at the Pelorus and Massacre bay. You of course will be in possession of the facts, and it would releive my mind greatly (if you could spare sufficient of your valuable time) to inform me as to whether there is any real ground for uneasiness I am the more anxious as my Wife and child are residing at Nelson for the present. Should there be any necessity for a Native Officer being sent there, I should esteem it an additional favour if you would allow me to go.

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English (ATL)

You will have heard from Mr. Parris of the disaffection of six of the Puketapu Natives, I very much fear that more will go the same road. We cannot be said to be gaining ground under the present system of Military tactics. I have to thank you, which I do most sincerely, for your kind efforts to raise my salary, and although not successful it has added another to the many favours for which I am indebted to you. With sincere wishes for your health and many thanks for past favours


Believe me to be Sincerely yours
S. I.Atkinson

English (ATL)

Taranaki

Febry. 27th 1861



Dear Sir

I have just heard from Nelson that there is a great deal of uneasiness about the Natives at the Pelorus and Massacre bay. You of course will be in possession of the facts, and it would releive my mind greatly (if you could spare sufficient of your valuable time) to inform me as to whether there is any real ground for uneasiness I am the more anxious as my Wife and child are residing at Nelson for the present. Should there be any necessity for a Native Officer being sent there, I should esteem it an additional favour if you would allow me to go. You will have heard from Mr. Parris of the disaffection of six of the Puketapu Natives, I very much fear that more will go the same road. We cannot be said to be gaining ground under the present system of Military tactics. I have to thank you, which I do most sincerely, for your kind efforts to raise my salary, and although not successful it has added another to the many favours for which I am indebted to you. With sincere wishes for your health and many thanks for past favours


Believe me to be Sincerely yours
S. I.Atkinson

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Ar - Av, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0147 (35 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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