Object #1022466 from MS-Papers-0032-0147

1 page written 29 Sep 1873 by Richard Atkins in Wellington 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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29th September 1873

To the Honorable Mr.McLean, Minister for Defence.
Honored Sir,

I omitted in my letter to you about having served in H. M. Service. I served in H. M. Royal Regiment of Artillery. From 1850 to 1862. Both in the Crimea and the Indian Mutiny Campaigns and left the service on completion of my term of service was discharged with a good character for which I received an alotment of Land in Wellington Given only to such men as bore a Good Character in H. M. Service. I lost my Regimental Discharge during General Chutes Campaign between Wanganui and Taranaki in which I served in the late Major Von Tempskeys Forest Rangers as to my being Discharged with a good Character the Land Office can Vouch for the truth of it. I had to write to Horse Guards since then for a certificate of my Discharge which I received in 1867, And which the Honble.Mr.Fitzherbert saw as he was Commissioner of Crown Lands at that time. Honored Sir you mentioned yourself to me in Decr. 1868 in Napier, you saw my discharge from the Wellington Rangers you mentioned that I should receive some remuneration for my services both in presence Major Green and myself. You were Superintendent at the time I have the Honor to be Sir

Your Honors Obedient and Humble Servant
Richard Atkins
Late Co. Sergt.F. R.

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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