Object #1009981 from MS-Papers-0032-0311

2 pages written 29 Jul 1850 by Henry Halse in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0311 (35 digitised items). 36 letters and memos written from Wanganui, Wellington and Auckland (some in Maori)

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PRIVATE New Plymouth
29th, July 1850.


Dear Sir,

I write to inform you that Mr. Richardson, an elderly gentleman, passenger by the "Poietiers", is living with me, and occupying the room behind my own, under the following circumstances. Mr. Richardson was living with the Horns; and owing to some pecuniary differences, it became necessary that he should leave their house, and he endeavoured to get quarters elsewhere, without success. As a last resort, he was recommended to apply to me; when I explained my position and told him that in your absence, I would speak to Captain King, and that gentleman had no objection; so I have received him, subject to your approval. You will therefore see the necessity of the case, and rather than lose a valuable settler, who has since told me that he intends to send to England for his wife and family, and that several of their relations will follow them, I have, on the best authority I could obtain, before communicating with you, taken him in; and in doing so, I hope I have not acted wrong.

Wiremu Kingi, and other Waitara

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natives, intend to have a good feast, either late this, or early next week. In my presence they purchased bread this morning, to the tune of about £15; and are now returning to collect all the luxuries Waitara affords.

The Ngatimaniopoto natives, forming the recent whunga, have returned to their several settlements, and conducted themselves very well during their stay here.

I am glad to say all is quiet here, and as far as I know, likely to remain so.

I see P. Wilson Esq. is the Coroner for this district, by appointment.

Mr. Standish wished me to say that you are one of the Magistrates for the Province of New Ulster.


I remain Sir, Yours very sincerely (Signed)
H. Halse.
To:- D. McLean Esq.

English (ATL)

PRIVATE New Plymouth
29th, July 1850.


Dear Sir,

I write to inform you that Mr. Richardson, an elderly gentleman, passenger by the "Poietiers", is living with me, and occupying the room behind my own, under the following circumstances. Mr. Richardson was living with the Horns; and owing to some pecuniary differences, it became necessary that he should leave their house, and he endeavoured to get quarters elsewhere, without success. As a last resort, he was recommended to apply to me; when I explained my position and told him that in your absence, I would speak to Captain King, and that gentleman had no objection; so I have received him, subject to your approval. You will therefore see the necessity of the case, and rather than lose a valuable settler, who has since told me that he intends to send to England for his wife and family, and that several of their relations will follow them, I have, on the best authority I could obtain, before communicating with you, taken him in; and in doing so, I hope I have not acted wrong.

Wiremu Kingi, and other Waitara natives, intend to have a good feast, either late this, or early next week. In my presence they purchased bread this morning, to the tune of about £15; and are now returning to collect all the luxuries Waitara affords.

The Ngatimaniopoto natives, forming the recent whunga, have returned to their several settlements, and conducted themselves very well during their stay here.

I am glad to say all is quiet here, and as far as I know, likely to remain so.

I see P. Wilson Esq. is the Coroner for this district, by appointment.

Mr. Standish wished me to say that you are one of the Magistrates for the Province of New Ulster.


I remain Sir, Yours very sincerely (Signed)
H. Halse.
To:- D. McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0311 (35 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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