Object #1025968 from MS-Papers-0032-0317

3 pages written 23 Mar 1861 by Henry Halse in Waiuku

From: Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0317 (50 digitised items). 50 letters written from Waiuku, Whangarei, Wellington, New Plymouth. Includes some undated and incomplete letters; also letters from McLean to Halse

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March 23, 1861

My dear Smith

I write to say every thing continues quiet, and that Katipa is not yet numbered with the dead.

Several Ngatihauas from the seat of war have been here during the week with wheat which realised £300, the whole of which has been laid out in blankets, calicos, prints, trousers, tobacco etc. etc. They are evidently providing for the winter, and the business done here almost exclusively with them is really very considerable. With the exception of boasting of their prowess at the expense of the military, I am glad to say they have behaved themselves with singular propriety.

Some of the Ngatiatas are disappointed in not seeing Searancke back according to his promise; a few lines stating the cause of his detention would have been desirable. I attributed the delay to McLeans absence, but now that he is back, I shall be obliged to invent some other excuse, unless the missing individual appears in person early week.

I shall expect a letter from you next Wednesday in answer to my application for leave, if only to say ''all right'' come to Town as soon as you like.

Faithfully yours,
H. Halse.
To: Smith Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Henry Halse, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0317 (50 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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