Object #1019164 from MS-Papers-0032-0125

3 pages written 29 Mar 1851 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

March 29th, 1851.


I beg to forward the Police Report for the fortnight ending this day:-

March 16th.

Sunday Parade at ten o'clock.

March 17th.

I posted a letter to you by the Overland Mail of this day, to Wellington.

Hakopa returned from Moutoiti.

March 20th.

Court Day. Henere te Ware v. Patara; case - appropriating, and wearing a pilot coat. The Resident Magistrate was assisted by Honi Ropiha and Te Tahana; decision for plaintiff; damages £1.

March 22nd.

General muster and drill. Absent - Medland.

I received a Summons against Captain Campbell, and served a copy personally.

Overland Mail from Auckland.

March 23rd.

Sunday Parade.

Hakopa left for the Hua, and returned in the evening.

March 24th.

The "Governor Grey", Watt, 1 day from Whanganui; passengers - Mr. and Miss Stannard; in ballast.

March 25th.

The "Ship Hotel", and "Seven Stars", public house, changed landlords.

I warned the Police to be on the alert, owing to a large assemblage at the above mentioned public houses.

Overland Mail left for Auckland.

7 p.m. Private Medland absent from his duty, and at 8 p.m. found intoxicated.

March 26th.

The "Governor Grey", sailed for Whanganui; passengers - Captain, Mrs. Campbell, and family; cargo - 12 tons flour.

March 27th.

I reported Medland to Captain King, for repeated drunkenness and neglect of duty.

Police paid by the Sub-Treasurer, from the 1st. January to the 25th. March, inclusively.

Te Ngahuru declined to receive his Quarter's pay, until he hears further particulars from you, in reference to his position.

The same brought another complaint before Captain King aganist Mr. Cutfield, for damage done by his cattle to native cultivations, out of the Tataraimaka Block.

The "Lucy James", Joyce, from Kawhia; cargo - 789 bushels wheat.

March 28th.

I left town for Omata this morning, and returned in the evening.

Private Stewart returned from Wellington. He was sent on there by Mr. Hamilton of Whanganui.

March 29th.

General Muster and drill.

The "Lucy James= sailed for Wellington; passengers, Mr. Richardson; cargo - several tons flour.

In conclusion, I beg to say all here is quiet.

I have the honour to be, etc. (Signed)
H. Halse
Sergt. To:- D. McLean Esq.
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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