Object #1011009 from MS-Papers-0032-0316
3 pages written 25 Jul 1859 by Henry Halse in Wanganui 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
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
Monday, 25 July, 1859.
My dear Sir,
As you are expected in Wanganui, I write to say there is every prospect of peace being made with Ihaia and Nikorima.
Matiu, brother of W. Kingi, went to Nukekehe on the 13th instant, with 8 followers (amongst them Erueti, a Waikato native who has been living with Te Ito for a considerable period) and returned to Waitara on the 18th with More, of Wangaroa, and 20 of Ihaias natives, amongst them Tamati Tiraurau. As had been conjectured an attempt was made by Erueti, to persuade Ihaia to stand alof from Teira's tikanga, and land offering generally, but without effect. Erueti told Ihaia that the opposition relied on receiving assistance from the Taranaki and Ngatiruanui tribes to prevent the English obtaining a footing at Waitara.
On the 19th Ihaia, accompanied by Hemi Pataka, arrived at Waitara, and the next day with Tiraurau and party crossed over to the Werohia pa, where they remain. W.Kingi has been persuaded by Te Ito, to discountenance the peace making, and is staying at the Tima pa.
Rumour has it that King Potatau intends to order Aperahama Parea to return the £500 to you, which was paid on a/c of the Waitotara Block, and that letters have been
received from the same source, inviting a number of Taranaki and Ngatiruanui natives to Waikato, but that the imvitation had been declined.
Parris left for Mokau on the 18th instant, I went with him as far as Pukekohe and returned the following evening.
To:- McLean Esq.
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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