Object #1017124 from MS-Papers-0032-0314

3 pages written 31 Jul 1856 by Henry Halse

From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0314 (32 digitised items). 33 letters written from New Plymouth. Includes copy of letter in Maori from Hakopa [?], Taumata Pa, 1856

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English (ATL)

My dear Sir,

There is nothing fresh to communicate since the brush of the 21st.

The stockade at the Ikamoana has been enlarged and strengthened in anticipation of another attack.

The Hinia natives are in better spirits than formerly and appears confident of the result of this complicated feud.

Poharama tells me the roads to Town are closed against Puku nui and Hapurona of HHuiranga, with the view of bringing them to their senses.

Matters are unusually dull here just now. faithfully yours,
H. Halse.
July 31. 1856

With regard to Lakeman's a/c, he says that he has always considered Mr. Cooper responsible for the payment, and that he does not know the natives in the transaction - 2 of them are since dead, and application to their relatives would be useless.

It has been a hard matter to recover anything from natives for the last 2 years.

H. H.

My brother was married on the 24th instant by Mr. Turton who with Mr. Ironside breakfasted with us.

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0314 (32 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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