Object #1010246 from MS-Papers-0032-0316

2 pages written 27 Sep 1858 by Henry Halse to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0316 (40 digitised items). 42 letters written from New Plymouth, Wanganui, Auckland, Waiuku, Mokau, Kawhia [?], 1858-1860

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Sep. 27, 1858.


My dear Sir,

The southern overland mail brings news of the deaths of the Revd. Mr. Woon, Dr. Rees, of Wanganui and Mr. McDonald, Manager of Union Bank Wellington. I heard that poor Mr. Woon was ailing but had no idea he was so near his end.

You will see from the Herald that we were likely to have had a most serious accident in an attempt to communicate a second time with the "White Swan" --- another minute Mrs. Fletcher Miss Whiteley, Ford and possibly others must have been lost. I shall never forget the appearance of Mr. Whiteley when struggling against the breakers to rescue his child. I am glad to say all are now well.

Hoping you are well,

I remain,
faithfully yours,
H. Halse.
To:- McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0316 (40 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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