Object #1010099 from MS-Papers-0032-0311

3 pages written 9 Jul 1849 by Henry Halse 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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English (ATL)

Private.
Sir,

I do not know whether the information respecting the employment of the Police for the year last past will be sufficient --- anything further however which you may require I shall be glad to know. As far as regards messengers it would be difficult to make a distinction since they are all employed in that and numerous other

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ways which could not be mentioned in any other than a general manner.

Several of the men have been absent with you --- others again have been to Auckland with despatches and during their absence some of the duties have been necessarily neglected for instance the night watches have been made easier instead of being kept up from dusk to daylight and in place of 3 men at Barracks less have managed the duty --- these and other little things render it difficult to give an exact account of the whole. You may however think of something passed over by me on receipt of this.

I should have rewritten the report but for the attendance at the funeral which

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is to take place at 11 a.m. this morning --- there will be 8 of the Police present in uniform --- blue shirts and white trousers and I am now going to put them in the way of the manner in which they are to proceed on this particular duty.

I am Sir,
Very faithfully Yours,
H. Halse.
Monday Morng. 9 July /49

English (ATL)

Private.
Sir,

I do not know whether the information respecting the employment of the Police for the year last past will be sufficient --- anything further however which you may require I shall be glad to know. As far as regards messengers it would be difficult to make a distinction since they are all employed in that and numerous other ways which could not be mentioned in any other than a general manner.

Several of the men have been absent with you --- others again have been to Auckland with despatches and during their absence some of the duties have been necessarily neglected for instance the night watches have been made easier instead of being kept up from dusk to daylight and in place of 3 men at Barracks less have managed the duty --- these and other little things render it difficult to give an exact account of the whole. You may however think of something passed over by me on receipt of this.

I should have rewritten the report but for the attendance at the funeral which is to take place at 11 a.m. this morning --- there will be 8 of the Police present in uniform --- blue shirts and white trousers and I am now going to put them in the way of the manner in which they are to proceed on this particular duty.

I am Sir,
Very faithfully Yours,
H. Halse.
Monday Morng. 9 July /49

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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