Object #1001397 from MS-Papers-0032-0126

1 page written 17 Nov 1856 by William Gisborne in Auckland Region to New Plymouth District

From: Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of Police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0126 (39 digitised items). No Item Description

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Copy. Colonial Secretary's Office Auckland
17th Nov. 1856


The Provincial Government of New Plymouth having declined to continue its contribution to the maintainence of the Native policemen there, I am directed by His Excellency's Government to inform you that it is their wish that you should obtain the services of the two discharged men, or of some other two fit persons of the Native race as Messengers of your Department.

It is desirable that the men should remain, as at present, constables of the Armed Police Force, and in order to give you the due legal controul over them His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to appoint you Inspector of Police.

As the men will not be called upon for night duty His Excellency's Government consider that their pay should be considerably below that of the Provincial Police Force. Bearing this in mind, you are authorized provisionally to give the remuneration of the men engaged by you.

You will be good enough to report to this office the arrangements you may make in this matter.

I have, etc. (Signed)
W. Gisborne
Under Secretary The Assistant Native Secretary New Plymouth

Part of:
Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of Police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0126 (39 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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