Object #1011170 from MS-Papers-0032-0214
From: Inward letters - Surnames, Cha - Cla, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0214 (29 digitised items). Correspondents include:Alexander Chaplin & Co (Cranston Hill Engine Works, Glasgow) to John T Stewart re locomotives, 1871 (1 letter); Alfred Chapman, Napier, 1870 (1 letter); F M Chapman, Te Aute, 1864 & undated (2 letters); George T Chapman, Auckland, 1868-1869 (2 letters); H S Chapman, Wellington, 1867 (1 letter); Thomas Chapman, Auckland, 1875 (1 letter); G Charon, 1861 (1 letter); James Chase, Porangahau, 1868 (2 letters); Chathanson [?], Grahamstown, 1871 (1 letter); Peter Cheyne, Rangiora, 1863 (3 letters); Richard Chilman, New Plymouth, 1847 (1 letter); W B N Christie, Camp Campbellfields, 1874 (1 letter); H Churton, Mataongaonga & Wanganui, 1858-1875 (4 letters); Francis Cittadini, Wellington, 1866 (1 letter); Archibald Clark, Remuera, 1867 & 1870 (2 letters); John K Clark, Australian Club, 1865 (1 letter); Archdeacon E B Clarke, Bay of Islands, 1872 & 1875 (4 letters).
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Bay of Islands
26th. November 1872.
My dear Sir,
I trust you will not consider me trouble some, but my duty compels me again to draw your attention to the sale of spirits by Mr. Hargreaves in this place. That I have good cause for doing so, I may mention that I have been informed that the consumption of spirits is not less than 50 gallons per week, or at the rate of 2,500 gallons a year.
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Now the native population within a radium of 10 miles from Waimate, is from 700 to 800 souls, women and children included, thus giving an average of more than 5 gallons per head per annum.
I believe that Hargreaves' wholesale licence expires at the end of this year; and I earnestly implore you to use your influence to prevent its renewal.
Our hitherto quiet community is disturbed by drunken mobs on the night of almost every
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Court day. I tremble to think what might happen on one of these occasions. A store was broken into a few weeks ago, and money to the amount of £5.0.0 taken away.
If you are unable to prevent the renewal of Hargreaves' licence, will you kindly advise me what to do, for I dare not see this mischief going on without doing my utmost to check it.
Yours very respectfully (Signed)
Inward letters - Surnames, Cha - Cla, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0214 (29 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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