Object #1023118 from MS-Papers-0032-0315
4 pages written 11 May 1857 by Henry Halse in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean
From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0315 (45 digitised items).
45 letters written from New Plymouth. Includes copy of a letter from Te Waka, 1857
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
May 11th, 1857
My dear Sir,
It is to be hoped that some arrangement will be made with the steamer Zingari or any other vessel that may succeed her to prevent a recurrence of further annoyance and loss to the people of this Province. The whims of the present master are intolerable - after being kept in a state of suspense for 8 days, he not only declines anchoring but likewise refuses to remain for some of his passengers, three of whom were on the beach with the mail awaiting the return boat, when to their surprise and mortification the steamer stood away to the north. Subject to such treatment precaution is useless, I myself posted letters for you on the previous Thursday and a note as soon as the steamer appeared in sight but I might as well have kept them on my table. I got a native to start immediately for Kawhia with a portion of the mail but that was not sufficient to allay the general feeling of execration against Mr. Millton.
I wrote informing you that Mr. Hirst had taken a parcel for you containing the patiti surrendered by Katatore when peace was restored amongst the Puketapu natives and hope you have received it.
All is well here.
To:- McLean Esq.
P. S. My brother was presented with a little girl last night, both mother and infant are doing well.
One of the 65th died last week and a second this morng. This is the third death that has occurred since the garrison has been with us.
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0315 (45 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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