Object #1019605 from MS-Papers-0032-0317
6 pages written 15 Jan 1871 by Henry Halse to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0317 (50 digitised items).
50 letters written from Waiuku, Whangarei, Wellington, New Plymouth. Includes some undated and incomplete letters; also letters from McLean to Halse
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
January 15, 71
My dear Sir,
The cases for rehearing in the Auckland Province were sent up with other papers when you left, any others that may come to hand, shall be sent by first steamer.
There is nothing fresh in the way of Native news since Mr. Fox's telegram on the subject of Titokinaru's intentions relative to the Pirangia murder, which if true will go far to bring the Waikatos to their senses. As the telegram has been repeated to you, it is not necessary for me to say any more about it.
The Native Hostelry is empty. Manihere and his following cleared out on Tuesday last, but did not contribute anything towards defraying the expenses incurred during his long stay in Town. He promised to consult his people and if they should consider it right for him to pay a portion of the expenses the amount could be deducted out of the 5 per cent when next payment is made.
"Airedale" just arrived - full of passengers amongst them Judge Richmond. He has taken your lodgings and will I think be very comfortable. J. C. Richmond is here, but I am not able to say what his chances were for being returned. Brandon, I hear, is likely to lose his seat (through his own indifference) and make way for Mr. Gillon.
The Writs for the Maori Elections have reached Returning Officer at Napier, Taranaki and Nelson. I anticipated this and
with a view to save time, sent on 20 copies of the Writs to each of the Retg. Officers. The Kahiti is also sent by the outgoing mail, and everything is done connected with the matter.
Locke is afraid that sufficient time has not been given and asked for an extension. The R. F. was consulted, and by Mr. Sewell's direction I sent a telegram to the following effect to Mr. Ormond and Locke. "Impossible to extend the time for returning the writs. If from any circumstance the execution or return of Writs should be delayed beyond time fixed the Govt. will make provision to meet the case" This will set Locke's mind at rest.
Young Brale is under medical treatment, and has been absent from the office during the last two days. I have Young and Vintin left, and get through the business of the office as well as possible with the loss of 2 clerks.
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0317 (50 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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