Object #1011938 from MS-Papers-0032-0312

2 pages written 29 Sep 1851 by William Halse in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0312 (49 digitised items). 43 letters written from New Plymouth and Huatoki. Includes copies of letters from Wiremu Kingi, Witi, and Aperahama, Te Kani, 1851

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English (ATL)

New Plymouth
29 Sept. 1851.


My dear McLean,

I was much pleased to hear of your marriage but not surprised after the recommendatory essay you volunteered some time since in favour of a similar step on my part for I set you down as doomed to every possible happiness I could wish or think of for you. I am not inclined to be selfish on such an occasion though I have asked myself the question of immediate benefit to a man from his friends' marriage if he have no cake? The absence from Wellington of the coasting vessels may solve the point, and may be pointed at as a mode of future transmission of the customary thing.

There is to be a meeting of natives this morning which report says is in reference to land the Huia is interested in and disposed to sell. This is all I know. I wish you would give out the Bell Block. In haste,


Yours sincerely,
W. Halse.
D. McLean Esq. J.P.

English (ATL)

New Plymouth
29 Sept. 1851.


My dear McLean,

I was much pleased to hear of your marriage but not surprised after the recommendatory essay you volunteered some time since in favour of a similar step on my part for I set you down as doomed to every possible happiness I could wish or think of for you. I am not inclined to be selfish on such an occasion though I have asked myself the question of immediate benefit to a man from his friends' marriage if he have no cake? The absence from Wellington of the coasting vessels may solve the point, and may be pointed at as a mode of future transmission of the customary thing.

There is to be a meeting of natives this morning which report says is in reference to land the Huia is interested in and disposed to sell. This is all I know. I wish you would give out the Bell Block. In haste,


Yours sincerely,
W. Halse.
D. McLean Esq. J.P.

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0312 (49 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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