Object #1013608 from MS-Papers-0032-0313

3 pages written 16 Dec 1854 by Henry Halse in Taranaki Region to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0313 (26 digitised items). 26 letters written from New Plymouth. Includes copies of two letters in Maori, 1855

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English (ATL)

Taranaki
Dec. 16, 54


My dear Sir,

I enclose the copy of a letter received yesterday from Mr.Thomas Skinner which well explain the state of things at the Mamaku. Although I was particular in asking several natives whether Ihaia actually fired the shot himself, it does not now appear clear that he did - Still I cannot without further information shovel the act upon Hori's shoulders -

Hone Ropiha fears that W.King, Arapata and others opposed to the sale of land will join Ngatiruanui for

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English (ATL)

the purpose of exterminating Ihaia's party and so prevent further raruraru with the Land question - ingeniously founding their conduct upon the murder of Rimene-

I am sorry that time will not admit of translations to the native letters in reply to yours-

Hoping you are well and that you will look in on your return to Auckland, I remain, in haste


Faithfully yours
H. Halse

English (ATL)

Taranaki
Dec. 16, 54


My dear Sir,

I enclose the copy of a letter received yesterday from Mr.Thomas Skinner which well explain the state of things at the Mamaku. Although I was particular in asking several natives whether Ihaia actually fired the shot himself, it does not now appear clear that he did - Still I cannot without further information shovel the act upon Hori's shoulders -

Hone Ropiha fears that W.King, Arapata and others opposed to the sale of land will join Ngatiruanui for the purpose of exterminating Ihaia's party and so prevent further raruraru with the Land question - ingeniously founding their conduct upon the murder of Rimene-

I am sorry that time will not admit of translations to the native letters in reply to yours-

Hoping you are well and that you will look in on your return to Auckland, I remain, in haste


Faithfully yours
H. Halse

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0313 (26 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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