Object #1026805 from MS-Papers-0032-0493

3 pages written 30 Nov 1860 by Robert Reid Parris to Sir Donald McLean in 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

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Private. New Plymouth
Novr. 30, 1860.



My dear Sir,

W. Carrington has again requested me to mention to you, that he very badly wants to draw his salary. I have advanced him some money on account of the same. There is also a months salary due to E. Stockman, which I forwarded for approval, together with Woons Printing account, on the 27 Sept. last.

I requested Watt to speak to you on the subject of giving me some rank, to protect me in the field, which he informs me he did, and that you kindly promised to recommend it to the Governor. As our prospects are darkening, I should be glad to hear the matter was settled, for we have some hard fighting before us.

I hope to hear from you soon respecting the charges of Mr. Hay, for at present things are very impracticable I had to send a party of Natives from Waiwakaiho, under Good and Wills, on the North side of Waiongana river, to burn some fern.

The friendly Natives under my immediate charge, are working well. They are supplying a great quantity of Fencing, Kareao's and in clearing the Township and Farms of Thistles, and acting as escorts for bringing in Sheep for Shearing.

Can you not spare a Week to come and look at us.


Yours Truly and Respectfully,
Robert Parris.

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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