Object #1024276 from MS-Papers-0032-0493

3 pages written 24 Jan 1859 by Robert Reid Parris in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean in Auckland Region

From: Inward letters - Robert Parris, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0493 (39 digitised items). 38 letters written from Taranaki - New Plymouth & Manukapo, 1856-1860. Includes piece-level inventory for correspondence, 16 Oct 1856-Feb 1862

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New Plymouth

Jany. 24, 1859.

Dr. Sir

Just as I was sitting down quietly to write you a few lines privately - Mahau steps in and requests me to write a letter for him as enclosed. I have therefore barely time to say anything but thanks for your esteemed favour of the 14th. inst. I assure you Sir just at the present time I have a great deal of riding about what with Mimi, Taranaki of the more immediate vicinity of home. I have but very little time for writing however I have a friend in Halse. Mahau is very anxious for you to come down, but not more so than I am I can assure you - he is going in for Waiongana, so soon as he can see his way clear.

I have sent you all particulars relative to the late purchase which I hope will give satisfaction. The Taranaki question I will follow up with all diligence, coupled with caution, like all such questions, it has its intricacies and must be handled carefully. I will keep you well informed thereupon.

I have forwarded some accounts by this mail for your approval. I hope you will be so kind as to do as much as you can for me in the way of Native presents, for I think it may be well bestowed just at present, while things are looking favourable, and their inclinations strong for selling.

I assure you Sir I spend a great deal among them and therefor hope you will also be liberal.

Excuse this haste. I remain Dr. Sir
Yours most respectfully
Robert Parris.

ToD Mclean .Esq auckland

Part of:
Inward letters - Robert Parris, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0493 (39 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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