Object #1003485 from MS-Papers-0032-0317

2 pages written 30 Jun 1856 by Henry Halse to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0317 (50 digitised items). 50 letters written from Waiuku, Whangarei, Wellington, New Plymouth. Includes some undated and incomplete letters; also letters from McLean to Halse

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Monday June 30. 1856.

My dear Sir,

There is little to communicate since the steamer left for Manukau on Friday last beyond Arama Karaka having received a letter from Tamati Hone calling upon him to abandon the Ninia pa and the land around it as utu for Piripi, the demand was rejected by A.K. who wished that the correspondence should stop there.

Nikorima has unexpectedly forestalled the Ngatiruanui natives by throwing up a pa at the Ikamoana.

The number of natives now on our eastern borders under arms may be estimated at 1200 - on our western there may be about 300. Taranaki natives who are suspected of sympathising with Katatore.

Tomo fixed for a field day. In haste faithfully yours,
H. Halse.

P. S. I have been thrown back in supplying Major Murray with latest information.

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0317 (50 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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