Object #1007730 from MS-Papers-0032-0125

2 pages written 10 May 1851 by Henry Halse in New Plymouth District and New Plymouth to Sir Donald McLean

From: Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0125 (46 digitised items). No Item Description

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Report from 27th. to 10th. May 1851, inclusive:-

April 27th.

Sunday Parade at 10 o'clock.

One of the Police on duty in town during Divine Service.

April 28th.

Poster letter, Auckland Gazettes, and English newspapers to you, by this day's Overland Mail to Wellington.

The Resident Magistrate gave Private Stewart permission to live in Government House, on his own application.

April 29th.

Mr. Murch complained of the loss of two coats and a pair of trousers, yesterday, from his house.

April 30th.

Hakopa left for Puketapu.

A Meeting of gentlemen convened by Mr. Cutfield, preparatory to his departure for Wellington.

May 1st.

Court Day. Wilson v. Walker, debt. Mr. Kemp appeared for the defendant. Case dismissed.

May 2nd.

General muster. Attended at the Police Office. Overland Mail from Auckland and Wellington.

May 4th.

The Resident Magistrate, on behalf of Government, gave Hakopa \'c2\'a31, for services rendered during the late wreck.

May 6th.

The "Lucy James", Joyce, from Manukau and Kawhia; passengers - Mr. Edwin Davy, Mr. Boultrop and wife, Messrs. Elliot, Reed, Barriball, Gollop, McDougal, Edwards, wife and 3 children; cargo - general, and 559 bushels wheat.

The "Shepherdess", Swan, from Kawhia; cargo - 1,000 bushels wheat.

Overland Mail left for Auckland.

May 7th.

Matiu, son of Pohorama of Ngamotu, died.

Hakopa left for Waitara.

I went to Ihaka's Reserve, and arranged a case of cattle trespass.

May 8th.

Shute v. Jordan; case - cattle wandering at large. Mr. Kemp appeared for the defendant; decision, defendant fined 4d. a head, with costs.

Hakopa returned from Waitara this evening, having been detained by freshets caused by the late rains.

May 10th.

General muster and drill.

Hakopa and Stewart went to Waiwakaiho, and estimated amount of damage to Ihakara's corn, caused by Mr. Nairn's cattle, at 8/-.

The duties of the Police continue as usual, and all is quiet here.

H. Halse Sergt. A.P.F.
New Plymouth
May 10th. 1851.

Part of:
Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0125 (46 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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