Object #1007446 from MS-Papers-0032-0314

3 pages written 6 Oct 1856 by Henry Halse in New Plymouth District

From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0314 (32 digitised items). 33 letters written from New Plymouth. Includes copy of letter in Maori from Hakopa [?], Taumata Pa, 1856

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English (ATL)

New Plymouth,
October 6th. 1856.

My dear Sir,

Katatore has made several presents to Hua natives lately which looks very much like a desire on his part to bury past differences. The war mania on the part of the Ikamoana natives appears to be evaporating with every indication of a better state of things. And yet that everlasting e kore e mutu meets us at every corner, supported by a number of idle natives lounging about with arms at their sides prepared for any mischief. With such a state of things it is quite impossible to foretell what will happen in an hour, and all persuasion to abandon the present ruinous habits is useless and I believe injurious in as far as they appear the more determined to follow their own inclinations.

The Superintendent informed me verbally this morg. that he intended at the end of the current month to hand over the Native Police to my charge. I suggested that a letter should be written to me in order that I might communicate with the head of my department upon the subject.

I intend writing you about my employment as Interpreter in the R. M.'s Court by next post and hope you will get me relieved from that duty which fairly chains me to the P.O. doors,

Faithfully yours,
H. Halse.

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0314 (32 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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