Object #1018687 from MS-Papers-0032-0124

2 pages written 27 May 1850 by an unknown author in New Plymouth District

From: Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0124 (59 digitised items). Includes a letter in Maori giving assurances that they will do whatever is expected of them from the police

A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.

Download alow-resolution PDF or high-resolution PDF

English (ATL)

COPY. New Plymouth
27th. May 1850


Sir,

In obedience to your instructions, I beg to enclose the New Plymouth returns for the year 1849; with a few remarks sketched out, and which I have made, and which you were kind enough to suggest I might have the honour of making. I trust they will not be deemed intrusive, and if acceptable, it will be esteemed a favour, hoping that the errors contained in them will be favourably looked over.

The settlement continues at present in a tranquil state. There is not much news stirring; the latest are the talked of marriage between Mr. Newman and Miss Honeyfield, thich is to take place to-morrow week, at Mr. Gudgeon's house.

Mr. Leech is about to leave Mount Eliot, and returns to his house near the Church.

On Saturday night, the 11th, instant, while on Town duty with Heale, between 7 and 8 o'clock, I observed a person jump in the Hautoki river, near Mr. Crocker's. Heale left for a light, when I went in aftter the person, and took him out. It proved to be "Pridie". My impression at the time was that the person intended to commit self-destruction; and having made enquiries since, I find from Mr. Prout, that my impression was unjustified. However, he is the Waiter and man of all work at Mr. Davey's, the Ship Hotel; and I think the cold bath has done him some good.

The Compensation Scrips and selections of land commence to-morrow, and are allowed open for a fortnight.

Alight appearances of the influenza are beginning to be observed.

You will please to excuse this scrawl, as I am engaged with Captain King, in the room of Mr. Standish, who is ill, for the last 6 days; besides attending to my Police duties, and Mr. Leech is waiting to close the mail.

Trusting also that you will excuse my errors, under whatever shape they may appear.


I remain, Sir, Your very obedient and humble servant (Signed)
M. Medland.

Part of:
Papers relating to provincial affairs - Taranaki. Inspector of police, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0124 (59 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)

Usage: You can search, browse, print and download items from this website for research and personal study. You are welcome to reproduce the above image(s) on your blog or another website, but please maintain the integrity of the image (i.e. don't crop, recolour or overprint it), reproduce the image's caption information and link back to here (http://mp.natlib.govt.nz/detail/?id=1018687). If you would like to use the above image(s) in a different way (e.g. in a print publication), or use the transcription or translation, permission must be obtained. More information about copyright and usage can be found on the Copyright and Usage page of the NLNZ web site.

External Links:
View Full Descriptive Record in TAPUHI

Leave a comment

This function is coming soon.

Latest comments