Object #1003472 from MS-Papers-0032-0312

4 pages written 7 Jan 1852 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
Wedy. Morng. Jan. 7, 1852.


Dear Sir,

I have just seen your friend Mr. Pelichet who leaves this morning for the South with a joyful heart and my secret congratulations.

The barque "Lord William Bentinck" arrived yesterday and landed about 30 people amongst them Mrs. and the two Misses Richardson. I tried hard (acting by proxy) to get a peep at them but couldn't succeed however I must try again and until then reserve my opinion.

I intended to write by the "Bentinck" and will do so still if any turns up. in the mean time I forward some correspondence relative to the case of horsekilling

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in order that you may judge of the right and the wrong.

I wrote as usual by the O. mail which left last Monday for the South and shall be looking out for a letter from you next Saturday. Cap. King paid the natives as usual for last quarter owing to the question of "Assessors" not having been arranged - on this subject I shall be glad to receive information.

It is reported at Auckland that the Chief's successor is on his way out and that he (Sir George) is destined for the Cape, a strange place to send him if true.

The wind is coming from the North West and I fear the barque will go to sea - what a bother it

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is to be minus a harbour.

All your friends are well and will be glad to see you and Mrs. McLean - when are you coming.

Excuse this hasty scribble and believe me,


Faithfully yours,
H. Halse.
To: D. McLean Esq.

English (ATL)

New Plymouth
Wedy. Morng. Jan. 7, 1852.


Dear Sir,

I have just seen your friend Mr. Pelichet who leaves this morning for the South with a joyful heart and my secret congratulations.

The barque "Lord William Bentinck" arrived yesterday and landed about 30 people amongst them Mrs. and the two Misses Richardson. I tried hard (acting by proxy) to get a peep at them but couldn't succeed however I must try again and until then reserve my opinion.

I intended to write by the "Bentinck" and will do so still if any turns up. in the mean time I forward some correspondence relative to the case of horsekilling in order that you may judge of the right and the wrong.

I wrote as usual by the O. mail which left last Monday for the South and shall be looking out for a letter from you next Saturday. Cap. King paid the natives as usual for last quarter owing to the question of "Assessors" not having been arranged - on this subject I shall be glad to receive information.

It is reported at Auckland that the Chief's successor is on his way out and that he (Sir George) is destined for the Cape, a strange place to send him if true.

The wind is coming from the North West and I fear the barque will go to sea - what a bother it is to be minus a harbour.

All your friends are well and will be glad to see you and Mrs. McLean - when are you coming.

Excuse this hasty scribble and believe me,


Faithfully yours,
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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