Object #1005320 from MS-Papers-0032-0481

3 pages written 19 Jul 1857 by John Davies Ormond to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0481 (89 digitised items). 85 letters written from Epraima, Auckland, Wallingford & Napier, 1857-1865. Includes a few draft letters from McLean to Ormond.

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English (ATL)

July 19th. 1857.

My dear McLean,

Since Cooper left I have seen the Natives and had some talk with them respecting the Reserves. I find that the piece they intend reserving on the Eastern side of the river takes in every stick of timber approachable to myself or any of the other settlers in the Block as well as the flats around my homestead. The party here --- Apiata and his set --- are not parties to this arrangement, it having been made by Paul on behalf of the Ropiha party. They are grumbling too a good deal at the reduction of the Reserves. Still they are eager for the money and will not I think allow this matter to interfere with their greater wish for the payment. If you will overlook the liberty I am taking I would suggest that they might be allowed something more on the Western side and then I think the Reserve on the Eastern side might be arranged. I should be the only loser by this, as my Run is on the Western side of the Reserve and only my homestead on the Eastern side. I enclose a rough sketch of the Reserve on this side to explain my meaning, begging you again to overlook the liberty I am taking, believe me,

Very sincerely yours,
J. D. Ormond.

Part of:
Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0481 (89 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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