Object #1025795 from MS-Papers-0032-0493
4 pages written 17 Jul 1860 by Robert Reid Parris to New Plymouth District
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
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
July 17, 1860.
My dear Sir,
At your request (per Rogan) I forward you the Deed of Conveyance of the Waitara Land. You no doubt re- member that the Deed had not been executed when you were here, the lines not having been cut, which is an indispensible condition, enjoined in your General instructions, but as things were looking queer at Waitara, I deemed it expedient to get a temporary Deed Executed, in case of anything happening to any of the sellers.
I purpose preparing a permanent Deed and shall therefore require the one sent you to destroy on their Executing the permanent one. Te Ritimana one of the sellers, who married Raumoas daughter is away to his Wife's place at Mimi, I shall get his signature to the permanent Deed.
The purchase money has not been paid, and I do not think it would be fair to force it upon them at their present unsettled condition, however I should be glad to have your instructions in this matter.
The understanding with them is, that they are to have some allotments of land handed back to them. I should like to know if it is necessary, that this should be mentioned in the Deed. The quantity is full 400 acres more than was
first expected. If not mentioned in the Deed (which I think desirable) it would not do to hand the Land over to the Provincial Government before the arrangements were effected.
I enclose herewith a rough tracing of the block, which will also explain some references to places mentioned in my answers to Mr. Richmonds question, if you will kindly let him refer to it.
The General report you instructed me to furnish you with (per letter fr. Wellington) I will forward by the ''Airedale''.
Do Sir please to furnish me with instructions what to do in the case of Stockman, reported officially by this Mail. The foundation of the Irregulars has been a constant source of trouble from the first.
I am sorry I have not been able to write to you oftener, privately, which I trust you will not attribute to negligence or indifference, for I assure you, I am working from daylight to midnight.
I am My dear Sir,
Yours most respectfully,
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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