Object #1006397 from MS-Papers-0032-0318

4 pages written 10 Jun 1850 by William Halse in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington City

From: Inward letters - William Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0318 (33 digitised items). 33 letters written from New Plymouth

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New Plymouth
10th. June 1850.


My dear McLean,

I did intend to send you a long letter, something like yours to me, by the Scotia; but the weather changed, and the vessel is preparing to sail, having all her cargo, I believe, on board.

We have no local news, except that Webster is sued on the Bond for the Post Office. I expect the Customs will follow in its turn. The penal sum sued for is £1000; and I fear in each department that the sureties will be let in for the actual deficit, if Mr. Dorset's family does not come forward.

The report of your marriage mentioned in your letter is not news to me. I heard weeks since you would marry Miss Strang; but, like most New Plymouth reports, I do not think it is without some foundation. I believe it is the correct thing for us all.

How long are you likely to be away; and do you expect to get much land?

Newman was married on the 4th. June. Today he has taken the lady to have a first glimpse of Derrymour. At present they are living at my brother's place at the Henui.

Everything is quiet here.

Next time I promise you a long letter.

Believe me


Yours sincerely (Signed)
W. Halse.
To: D. McLean Esq.
P.S. I intend sending Mr. Levy's book by this vessel. Until I received your letter, I did not know where he was. (Signed) W.H.

Part of:
Inward letters - William Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0318 (33 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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