Object #1001328 from MS-Papers-0032-0312

4 pages written 23 Jul 1851 by Henry Halse in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0312 (49 digitised items). 43 letters written from New Plymouth and Huatoki. Includes copies of letters from Wiremu Kingi, Witi, and Aperahama, Te Kani, 1851

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New Plymouth

July 23rd. 1851.



Dear Sir,

The "Wellington" arrived here this afternoon from Nelson and Napaero Bay, with goods and limestone, but no news; and will sail for Wellington probably to-morrow evening. I have therefore sat down to thank you for your letter of 30th. of June, as well as the desire therein contained, to promote my welfare.

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I am the more gratified at that circumstance, as shewing I have acted in a manner to your entire satisfaction, and if I am thus far in the track of well-doing, a word from you may be most beneficial.

Wiremu Kingi evinces no intention to alter his resolve, relative to the Land Question; but though an acknowledged Chief, he is an opinionist. Hence the hope of those in favour looking

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forward to the chance of thinning his numbers previously to gaining him likewise, - a certain result, but unfortunately, a question of time.

Ihaia and Tamati called here this morning, preparatory to buying a plough from Mr. White. They promised to write, when occasion required.

Although £1 is asked for Scrip, I think 15/- would command the market. In your next, say what quantity is wanted, and the maximum

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price allowed.

If you will return the letter-covers, I will present them for payment as before.

Fully expecting you here, I did not forward Abstracts for signatures, by Heale; but will now do so by next overland mail.

Is it necessary to get an authority for the rental of Barracks, this currect year?

Any information from the South - if you are there - will be acceptable in this dull place.

I remain
Yours very sincerely (Signed)
H. Halse.
To:- D. McLean Esq.

English (ATL)

New Plymouth

July 23rd. 1851.



Dear Sir,

The "Wellington" arrived here this afternoon from Nelson and Napaero Bay, with goods and limestone, but no news; and will sail for Wellington probably to-morrow evening. I have therefore sat down to thank you for your letter of 30th. of June, as well as the desire therein contained, to promote my welfare.

I am the more gratified at that circumstance, as shewing I have acted in a manner to your entire satisfaction, and if I am thus far in the track of well-doing, a word from you may be most beneficial.

Wiremu Kingi evinces no intention to alter his resolve, relative to the Land Question; but though an acknowledged Chief, he is an opinionist. Hence the hope of those in favour looking forward to the chance of thinning his numbers previously to gaining him likewise, - a certain result, but unfortunately, a question of time.

Ihaia and Tamati called here this morning, preparatory to buying a plough from Mr. White. They promised to write, when occasion required.

Although £1 is asked for Scrip, I think 15/- would command the market. In your next, say what quantity is wanted, and the maximum price allowed.

If you will return the letter-covers, I will present them for payment as before.

Fully expecting you here, I did not forward Abstracts for signatures, by Heale; but will now do so by next overland mail.

Is it necessary to get an authority for the rental of Barracks, this currect year?

Any information from the South - if you are there - will be acceptable in this dull place.

I remain
Yours very sincerely (Signed)
H. Halse.
To:- D. McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0312 (49 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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