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
medium: lettersnotes
person: Mills/ J.P.Archer/ W.G.Adams
location: Mokokchung
date: 9.5.1947
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 1946-1948
refnum: 17:13
text: Shillong 9/5/47
text: My dear Bill,
text: I was very glad to get your note this morning to say you would go on serving if necessary. I've also seen H.E. and like him immensely. He wants Hill officers up here at the beginning of June and Adams is writing to you. You'll stay with us won't you, unless some domestic plague interveens? ...
text: The Advisory Govt. Committee have jibbed at the road to M'chung and are giving you a miss. So any Konyak they see will have to be dragged in to Margherita. We must settle this Konyak business at the conference. H.E. quite definately considers any 'isolationism' for the Hills or any scheme by which they would 'leap-frog' Assam and join only the centre impossible on geographical and every other ground. On the other hand Assam might be the agent of the union, which would mean ultimate control from the centre. H.E. is definately out for a fair deal..
text: Philip (Mills)