Object #1000300 from MS-Papers-0032-0486

3 pages written 18 Nov 1873 by John Davies Ormond in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0486 (119 digitised items). 112 letters written from Wairoa, Wellington, Napier, 1873-1876. Includes letter from D M Luckie to Ormond, Nov 1875; Ormond to Fox, Mar 1876; Carlyon to Ormond.

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Napier,
Novr. 18th, 1873


Dear McLean,

I return the instructions to Locke which appear all that is required. I think the paragraph referring to Wi Pere's claim to the 390 acres at Wairengahika is put too strongly in favour of the Native claim. I wd. rather see a simple instruction to enquire into and report upon it. So far as enquiry has gone into that claim the Natives have not been able to make out any case at all. I heard from Vogel yesterday he had received my last letter and agrees to what I asked for in connection with Quarantine Barracks and maintenance thereof. Respecting special settlement at Patutahi he is very anxious to have it and proposes sending Calcutt home to arrange it. Provided the settlement is made in that way, it will be a good thing both for Poverty Bay and the Colony.

I have no other news except by the bye that Karaitiana who was down seeing his women off by the Rangatira, received a telegram from Sheehan saying he was going to attend the Poverty Bay Commission and Court and desiring K. to meet him there. The letter said "if the Court was allowed to proceed" so possibly another attempt to stop the business is intended. Locke got this from Karaitiana just as the Steamer was leaving. Have you sent Locke his instructions if not they ought to go - as the business will proceed as soon as he arrives there, the next chance for Pov. Bay will be next Monday unless a little vessel shd. chance to be going sooner. My Lincoln sheep by the Queen Bee are very good and arrived in first rate condition. Two Cotswold Rams came from Hamilton but they are coarse woolled sheep not nearly as good as Canning has. What weather we having probably the new moon on the 20th will bring a change.

In haste,
Yours always,
J. D. Ormond

Part of:
Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0486 (119 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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