Object #1001762 from MS-Papers-0032-0316

4 pages written 2 Jan 1860 by Henry Halse in Waiuku to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0316 (40 digitised items). 42 letters written from New Plymouth, Wanganui, Auckland, Waiuku, Mokau, Kawhia [?], 1858-1860

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2 Jany. /60

My dear Sir,

Everything continuing quiet here and on Lower Waikato, I went to the Mauku yesterday, passed a most agreeable day, and returned to my post shortly after noon.

Your letter of 29th reached me this afternoon, for which accept my thanks and promise to comply with your desire by an early opportunity.

The Ngathihaua's, who brought wheat, go back tomorrow in a greatly improved temper -- they have laid out more than £100 in blanketa, prints and other articles of domestic use, and although about fifty in number, you will be glad to hear that no complaint has reached me, and what is rather remarkable I have not been asked for a sixpence by any one of them. I should tell you that they do not rub noses with Katipa's people, who in their turn think us a singular people to trade with men whose friends and relatives are waging war against the Govt. of the country.

You will oblige me greatly by sending early intelligence of the result of the Waitara expedition -- if our apprehensions are significant.

I am anxious to make some arrangements with my family as soon as you can give me liberty to run up to Town, and as far as matters stand here, you need be under no apprehension.

I remain, My dear Sir,
Faithfully yours,
H. Halse
To:- McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0316 (40 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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