Object #1006359 from MS-Papers-0032-0485

2 pages written 11 Nov 1872 by John Davies Ormond in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0485 (75 digitised items). 72 letters written from Auckland and Napier, 1871-1872

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English (ATL)

Napier

Novr. 11th 1872



My dear McLean,

Since I wrote you this morning I have heard from Hall who is uneasy about the Land Court difficulty at Manawatu. I have also seen all the telegrams on the subject and have told Hall I agree in thinking the best course under the circumstances is to leave with the Court the discretion of going on or stopping - The object is that no matter what the decision come to may be it will not be able to

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be enforced which is not a desirable position - The whole difficulty arises from the too great pressure which Mr. Grindell has put up the natives urged on himself no doubt by Fitzherbert and Bunny - Rogan's last telegram shows that the position is one of considerable difficulty - He is a good man and firm and may pull through - I fancy Rogan feels that the Native Land Court's days are numbered and that a break down in this case wd. certainly finish it and that he will be proportionately firm - depend upon it he has a tough job before him. There is no orderly to send until tomorrow morning - the best plan to keep up communication regularly with you will be to send one out and one in each day -


Yours always
J. D. Ormond

English (ATL)

Napier

Novr. 11th 1872



My dear McLean,

Since I wrote you this morning I have heard from Hall who is uneasy about the Land Court difficulty at Manawatu. I have also seen all the telegrams on the subject and have told Hall I agree in thinking the best course under the circumstances is to leave with the Court the discretion of going on or stopping - The object is that no matter what the decision come to may be it will not be able to be enforced which is not a desirable position - The whole difficulty arises from the too great pressure which Mr. Grindell has put up the natives urged on himself no doubt by Fitzherbert and Bunny - Rogan's last telegram shows that the position is one of considerable difficulty - He is a good man and firm and may pull through - I fancy Rogan feels that the Native Land Court's days are numbered and that a break down in this case wd. certainly finish it and that he will be proportionately firm - depend upon it he has a tough job before him. There is no orderly to send until tomorrow morning - the best plan to keep up communication regularly with you will be to send one out and one in each day -


Yours always
J. D. Ormond

Part of:
Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0485 (75 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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