Object #1002216 from MS-Papers-0032-0316
4 pages written 29 Oct 1858 by Henry Halse 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
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
My dear Sir,
At the request of Hone I enclose particulars of late meeting at Waiwakaiho, and hope to see some advantages arise out of the proceeding, at the same time I am afraid this talk about adopting the ture pakeha is nearly all fudge.
Hone Utuhia is reviving the old story, a letter however from you would I think reconcile him for a few months and many changes may take place during that time.
As to Haeana if he wishes to be considered, he should contribute his share of help to diminish the difficulties here, and not help to increase them as was the case in the Ikamoana question.
The block offered by Katatore is again being agitated by Raniera and Tahana - they did what the natives here rarely do, took the bull by the horns, and invited the Huirangi natives to the Oropuriri to agree to the line being carried as far as the Wakangerengere. As the invitation was not accepted I suppose Parris must be content with the block as far as the line is cut, taking the river to its source as a boundary for the present. The difficulty Parris will have to overcome, supposing you approve of Waingana as a boundary, will be in making a corresponding reduction in the price, as I believe the intention was to urge for £3000 for the one portion - and the same amount for the other - should such
prove to be the scheme, the sooner they are plainly told to keep the land the sooner will they be brought to reason.
Parris went to Mimi on Wedy.and returned yesterday - Ihaia is down with hakihaki and much emaciated. The Waingaroa natives had left for Waikato. All was quiet.
The White Swan arrived this morning and it is said will leave in the course of the day for head quarters.
29 Oct. /58
To:- McLean Esq.
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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