The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

manuscript notes made by W.G. Archer between 1946 & 1948, and miscellaneous papers and letters

caption: letters from Mills to Archer about Naga independence
caption: Mill's resignation
medium: lettersnotes
person: Mills/ J.P.Archer/ W.G.Adams
date: 10.6.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 17:12
text: Shillong 10/6/1947
text: My dear Bill,
text: Now that Dominion status is imminent it was not altogether a surprise to me when H.E. told me this morning, I really think with sincere regret, that the ministry had declared me a persona non grata and had demanded my departure.
text: I should do more harm than good to the Hills by staying, since everything I say is suspect, merely because I say it. I am therefore taking leave from Aug. 1st. The official reason is family health, which is a good way from being true.
text: Adams may succeed me, with a somewhat different layout.
text: Keep the real reason to yourself .... Philip (Mills)