Object #1025714 from MS-Papers-0032-0312

2 pages written 23 Jun 1851 by Henry Halse in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0312 (49 digitised items). 43 letters written from New Plymouth and Huatoki. Includes copies of letters from Wiremu Kingi, Witi, and Aperahama, Te Kani, 1851

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PRIVATE. New Plymouth

23rd. June 1851



Dear Sir,

The natives who arrived here the other day from the Chathams, via Wellington, by ship, and then via coast in boat and canoe, are still here, and will soon move Northward.

There appears little doubt but that Rawiri was the native who entered Beatham's house, but nothing being missed, the rascal got clear.

Judging from the description of articles stolen from Adams's, I am disposed to think some European is the culprit. The owner must have had singular confidence in the honesty of mankind, to leave his house and property exposed for days, and, I am told, even weeks; while he himself rusticated in the bush with back settlers.

In mentioning Heale's attention to his night duty after being in liquor, I merely wish to shew the striking difference in men, and have no desire

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to shelter misconduct of the worst description, in men holding similar situations.

Horn is the representative of Taranaki, by this time. Methinks the solitude of Tatara will he more charming to him, than the stiffness of legislating for the tikomahare.

Any news in the South? and when may we expect you amongst us once more?

Hoping you are well, and continue successful in your extensive dealings with Southern tribes,

I remain
faithfully yours (Signed)
H. Halse.
To:- D. McLean Esq.

English (ATL)

PRIVATE. New Plymouth

23rd. June 1851



Dear Sir,

The natives who arrived here the other day from the Chathams, via Wellington, by ship, and then via coast in boat and canoe, are still here, and will soon move Northward.

There appears little doubt but that Rawiri was the native who entered Beatham's house, but nothing being missed, the rascal got clear.

Judging from the description of articles stolen from Adams's, I am disposed to think some European is the culprit. The owner must have had singular confidence in the honesty of mankind, to leave his house and property exposed for days, and, I am told, even weeks; while he himself rusticated in the bush with back settlers.

In mentioning Heale's attention to his night duty after being in liquor, I merely wish to shew the striking difference in men, and have no desire to shelter misconduct of the worst description, in men holding similar situations.

Horn is the representative of Taranaki, by this time. Methinks the solitude of Tatara will he more charming to him, than the stiffness of legislating for the tikomahare.

Any news in the South? and when may we expect you amongst us once more?

Hoping you are well, and continue successful in your extensive dealings with Southern tribes,

I remain
faithfully yours (Signed)
H. Halse.
To:- D. McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0312 (49 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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