Report from 11th. to 24th. Ap. inc. 1852.
11 Sunday parade at ten oclock.
12 Waitara, of Mokau, Te Kaharoa and Tikaokao, of Tongaporutu, with a party of their followers came into Town. Waitara drew his money out of the Savings Bank.
Posted usual report to you by this day's overland mail to Wellington. Government boat put off to the cutter Kahawai, fixed a new mast and brought the vessel to her anchorage.
14 Same sailed for Wellington cargo, flour 10 tons, oats 53 bushels, butter 6 kegs.
15 Court Day. C.W. Foot v. Merritt, case, debt - allowed time to pay.
T. Harrison v. Sutton, debt, defendant arranged to pay without a hearing.
By direction of Resident Magistrate I asked Poharama to assist to fence between his Reserve and Mr. W. Bayly's from adjourning. Poharama was willing and promised to speak to his young men.
On Te Rangi Kapuoho's complaint against Mr. Billing's cattle running over his kumara garden, two policemen went with him and estimated the damage at 2/-.
Overland Mail from Auckland.
The barque "John Phillips" had arrived there from England.
The "Elizabeth" Davies, from Whanganui with bricks, shingles and timber.
17 General muster. Attended at Police Office.
Overland Mail from Wellington.
Te Rangi Kapuoho came to Barracks and refused to take amount awarded him on 15th. instant.
18 Sunday Parade.
19 P. Groves found drunk and locked up.
20 Same fined 5/- and costs. - paid.
Licensing Day - Present, Resident Magistrate, P. Wilson, G. Cutfield and W. Halse Esq. Application for extended hours renewed and allowed - to take effect on 1st. July next.
The barque "Katherine Steuart Forbes" 7 days from Auckland with passengers and goods for this place. The Government Brig was entering Auckland as she left.
21 The Elizabeth sailed for Manukao, passengers Mr. Cotton, Mr. Even, T. Candish, J. Hooker, Woon (2), Mrs. Hawkesby, Mr. Fanning, T. Brown - sundries.
22 Te Ngahuru told Resident Magistrate that the Hauranga natives would give up the Wairoa if the Messrs. Morgan would plough and harrow a piece of land on the Northern side of the Timaru - Mr. Morgan agreed to prepare six acres on Resident Magistrate's promise to represent the case to Government.
23 On W. Patara's complaint agst. Mr. Vicker's cattle trespassing, two of the Police went to the cultivation and estimated the damages at 10/-.
24 General muster. Attended at Police Office.
The "Shepherdess", Swann, 10 days from Wellington with a general cargo - same sailed for Kawhia.
The "Governor Grey", Watt, from Whanganui with bricks and timbe Received Warrant of Arrest against Joseph Jenner Merritt for debt and delivered him into the custody of the gaoler. Katherine Stewart Forbes having discharged sailed for Batavia. Mr. Merritt escaped from prison, was taken by the Police and handed over to the gaoler.
The duties of the Police continue to be attended to and every thing here is quiet.
April 24th. 1852.
Passengers for K.S. Forbes for New Plymouth
Mr. C. Powell
Mr. & Mrs. Burton
Mr. & Mrs. Bratt & 4
Mr. & Mrs. Button
Mr. & Mrs. Patterson