Object #1007600 from MS-Papers-0032-0482
3 pages written 24 Oct 1866 by John Davies Ormond to Sir Donald McLean in Wallingford
From: Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0482 (74 digitised items).
72 letters written from Wallingford, Wellington & Napier, 1866-1868Includes piece-level inventory.
A transcription/translation of this document (by ATL) appears below.
Written after McDonald's arrival.
Wallingford Â½ past eleven
My dear McLean,
I have just recd. yours dated today 10 a.m. and there appears to have been some misunderstanding about the Orderlies, originating I suppose in that old block-head Withers - I thought it very strange that men shd. be sent down here and not be available to me, the only person to whom they could be of any service. I send this off again tonight to let you see what the line of orderlies can do - I shall await the news by the mail tomorrow and if nothing of importance comes from the Porangahau natives - I will send down for 2 of the mounted men at Porangahau to return at once - Mr. Hamilton will go to his own place I suppose. One man can be kept here for a few days probably Sj. Hodges and with him to go to Waipawa and one of the Policeman there to go on I cd. communicate with you in quite as short a time as at present.
There is no probability so far as I can judge of the information I can gather of Ngairo's coming here at present and not at all except under the circumstances I have named in my letter, viz. a fresh arrival from the Uriwera or Waikato. That is all I need say in haste.
Yours very sincerely,
Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0482 (74 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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