Object #1023386 from MS-Papers-0032-0494
3 pages written 18 Feb 1861 by Robert Reid Parris in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean
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.
Feb. 18 1861.
My dear Sir
On returning from Waitara on Monday last I found the ''Travellers Bride'' was just leaving for Manukau when I wrote the herewith enclosed hurried Private but was to late for the Boat which had left before I got to the Beach, when I determined not to be disappointed again. On Saturday last a Steamer (supposed to be the ''Cordelia'') hove in sight South of the Sugar loaves. I immdeiately sent my letters to Post when to my great astonishment the Mail was sent off in a Boat with instructions for the Steamer (which proved to be the ''Fawn'') to proceed at once to Waitara. I then sent a Mounted Native off to Waitara with my letters to forward therefrom but from some cause or other my parcel of letters was not sent on board, although the Native arrived before the Steamer, but on the following day the parcel of letters was sent back to me by the Tasmanian Mail. Commodore Seymour left some time after my letters arrived at Waitara and had he been asked to take them on board I know he would have done so with pleasure. I can assure you I was most sorely disappointed on having my letters sent back to me from Waitara.
Yours very truly
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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