Report from 14th. to 27th. of September, 1851.
Sunday parade at 10 o'clock. Police on duty in Town during the day.
By direction of Resident Magistrate gave William Stewart his discharge dated 3rd. July, being the day he was suspended. Posted letters to you by this day's overland mail to Wellington. The Comissioner of Crown Lands and several other gentlemen left Town for Tataraimaka previously to that block of land being given out for selection.
Hakopa placed in charge of Mr. Halse's house during his absence, The "Lucy James" Joyce, from Manukao, passengers Mr. Smart, Mr. De mole, Mr. Hargraves, P. Vercoe and son - cargo general. The "Thames", "Simlah" and "Norfolk" had arrived at Auckland, the latter had left for this with passengers and goods - received one Gazette and Maori Messengers for you.
"Lucy James" put to sea.
Court Day. Police in attendance. S.P. King v. B. Wicksteed - second hearing, judgment deferred till next Saturday with a recommendation from the bench to arrange the question in the interval. Watt v. T. Harrison, debt, judgment.for the plaintiff Reed v. R. Heale, case, shooting and killing a dog - adjourned for evidence.
Stewart v. Hurford, alleged debt, case dismissed.
Mr. Halse returned to Town.
Overland Mail from Auckland.
Received 2 summonses and 1 subpoena.
General muster and drill. Attended at Police Office. Overland Mail from Wellington - received letters and a parcel from you.
Parade at 10 o'clock.
Attended at Police Office - Mr. Secombe received a reprimand from Resident Magistrate for selling beer in quantity to a native named Matene without authority.
Parata the younger came to Barracks for information about the second payment for Mangati.
Overland Mail left for Auckland.
Police engaged cleaning arms at the Resident Magistrate's Office. James Barlow (formerly of the 65th.) taken in charge and locked up for being drunk and disorderly.
Private Heale v. Barlow - fined 5/- with costs - in default locked up 24 hours. Received a summons against W. Henwood. James Barlow discharged. Police engaged cleaning arms at Resident Magistrate's Office.
Katatori came to Barracks and asked for information about the second payment for Mangati and dictated a letter to you. General muster and drill. Attended at Police Office. Te Ngahuru, on behalf of Hauranga and Kaihihi natives, complained to Resident Magistrate about Mr. Cutfield's cattle still running on their lands.
Overland Mail from Auckland - no news. On Mr. Cutfield's complaint to Resident Magistrate about natives clearing fresh land in the Tataraimaka Block. Te Ngahuru was informed of it and promised to use his influence in removing them.
Taumata, Taitua, Tamati Waka, Tahana and Honi Ropiha came to Barracks and entered into a discussion on the proposed sale of land between Mangati or the Bell Block and Mongaraka. The "Shepherdess" from Port Hardy, having been there 8 and at sea 10 days.
All here is quiet,
H. Halse. Sergt.
27th. September 1851.
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