Object #1020917 from MS-Papers-0032-0311
From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0311 (35 digitised items). 36 letters and memos written from Wanganui, Wellington and Auckland (some in Maori)
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October 30th. 1850.
I have this moment heard that my brother is about to dispatch a special messenger, In consequence, I suppose, of yesterday's arrival. The ship "Eden" from Gravesend, 148 days, Captain Murdock, with fifty six passengers for this place, has arrived at Wauganui.
Nothing, I hear, was known about the New Zealand Company, except that another vessel wat to follow shortly, with more people for thla settelment.
I went to Poharama yesterday; and after the usual tedious nature of a native runanger, he consented to restore Henwood's horse to-morrow. Strange to say, Paratene, the leader of
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the tana, volunteered to go with me, and use his endeavours in the restoration of the horse. Warira was stubborn, and required a great deal of pressing before he gave way.
The sore point is now, confession; and they will never believe but that Henwood, his man Connor, or John Loveridge, the younger, fired the shot; and under all the circumstances of the case, I cannot but think they are right. If Henwood did not inflict the wound, I am of opinion that he knows who did.
Peter, the horse's name, is well, better than ever, and as fit as a rabbit.
I am, Sir, Yours faithfully (Signed)
To:- Donald McLean Esq.
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0311 (35 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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