Object #1015259 from MS-Papers-0032-0125

4 pages written 27 Sep 1850 by Henry Halse in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean

From: Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0125 (46 digitised items). No Item Description

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COPY. New Plymouth

27th. September 1850.


I beg to forward, in continuance, the Report for the fortnight, ending this day:-

September 15th.

Sunday Parade at ten o'clock.

The "Shepherdess", having discharged, sailed for Kawhia; cargo, native trade.

September 16th.

I reported William Cowling's case to Captain King.

Posted letter with enclosures, to you, by this day's overland mail to Wellington.

A native, named Karimana, of Waiwakaiho, called about an axe, landed yesterday evening from the "Shepherdess", and since stolen. There is no mark, by which it can be identified.

Mr. Bulkley's servant, George Sabin, found drunk and locked up by his master's orders.

W. Cowling's dispute with a party of Puketapu natives, arranged by the police.

September 17th.

George Sabin fined 5/- with costs, for drunkeness.

Major Bulkley and Fergusson left for Mokau overland with a native guide, named Tewa.

"Katherine Johnstone" sailed for Nelson.

Passenger - Mr. John Hursthouse; cargo - 4 cases slops, 4 kegs nails, 2 bags nails, 2 tons potatoes, 100 bushels maize and original cargo.

September 18th.

A native, named Inaina. called about 7 pigs, alleged to have been given by him to Mr. Wellington Carrington, 8 years since.

Raniera, of Waitara, called this evening, about which he declared was finished as agreed, between him and Mr. Groube. On enquiry, his statement proved to be incorrect.

Mr. Eetre arrived overland from Wellington, on a visit to Mr. Halse.

September 19th.

Court Day. No case.

September 20th.

Overland Mail from Wellington.

September 21st.

General muster and drill.

September 22nd.

Sunday Parade.

September 23rd.

Medland resumed his duties after an absence of 44 days.

September 24th.

By Captain King's direction, Hakopa left for Marea, to obtain the signatures of Paora Hukutae and Kawana Hiangarere, to a receipt for goods given to them by you, at several meetings about the sale of land at Marea.

Force in town, engaged cleaning arms.

September 25th.

The "Fisherman", Morrison, from Nelson and Porirua; passenger, Mr. Rhodes; cargo - sundries.

Government passenger boat went to Tataraimaka for Captain King; and owing to bad weather, was left there, the crew returning to town.

I went to William Fanning at Omata, on the subject of an alleged agreement between him and Mr. Caines of Wanganui. W. Fanning denies having entered into that or any other agreement, and that Mr. Caines has any claim on him whatever.

The "Fisherman" went to sea; wind, N. East.

Hakopa returned from Warea. Paora kept one of the receipts, in order to shew it to some absent natives.

September 26th.

The "Fisherman" returned. The boat's crew left for Tataraimaka.

The "Governor Grey" arrived. No communication owing to the absence of the boat and boat's crew; as well as the inability to get a crew for one of the cargo boats, in consequence of a strong breeze from S. East.

I delivered the following papers to Mr. Standish:-

Inspector's Salary Abstracts from 1st. July to 30th. Sept. inc.

Inspector's Forage Abstracts from 1st. July to 30th. Sept. inc.

Interpreter's Salary Abstracts from 1st. July to 30th. Sept. inc.

Abstracts and Acquittances Abstracts from 27th. June to Sept.

The Police received pay from 27th. June the Sub-Treasurer.

Messrs. Bulkley and Fergusson returned from Mokau.

September 27th.

The Government boat returned from Tataraimaka, Captain Campbell, Mrs. Weston and son, Mrs. Buckland, landed from the "Governor Grey", 2 days from Wanganui.

Mr. Weston called, and handed me a letter from you. I posted an answer to you.

I received through Captain King, particulars of a robbery committed by a man at Wanganui, named Stephen Etwell. He is known here, and supposed to be slightly insane.

September 28th.

General muster and drill.

I posted a letter to Mr. Caines of Wanganui, and returned copy of Agreement.

Overland Mail from Auckland.

The "Governor Grey" sailed for Wanganui; cargo - 14 tons flour; passenger, Mrs. Boultrop.

The "Fisherman" sailed for Porirua; original cargo.

The duties of the Police continue to be attended to, and all here is quiet.

I have the honour to be Sir, Your most obedient, humble servant (Signed)
H. Halse.
Sergt. A.P.F. To:- D. McLean Esq. J.P.
Inspector of Police.

Part of:
Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0125 (46 digitised items)
Series 7 Official papers, Reference Number Series 7 Official papers (3737 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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