Object #1008892 from MS-Papers-0032-0485

2 pages written 26 Apr 1871 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

April 26 /71



Dear McLean

On opening my Wellington officials I find one referred to me for explanation. It seems Inspector Roberts has written a letter to the armed constabulary office making a complaint that I have officially corresponded with constabulary officers. The following is the case - when Whenuanui Puerau and the Urewera returned to Rua-tahuna I gave a written order to the officer in charge of each Post they were to pass to ration them and let them stay the night - The officer at Runanga I desired to send a few men with the Urewera to the entrance of the Bush as they said they were afraid they wd. be interfered with - That is the whole thing and I consider it a precious piece of impertinence in Inspector Roberts venturing to call the attention of the authorities to such action on my part. Clearly I can do no good if such nonsense

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is allowed I wish you wd. remove him - he is an incompetent ass, who thinks of nothing but the dignity of his "Majority" and such like nonsense. In haste


Yours always
J. D. Ormond

English (ATL)

Napier

April 26 /71



Dear McLean

On opening my Wellington officials I find one referred to me for explanation. It seems Inspector Roberts has written a letter to the armed constabulary office making a complaint that I have officially corresponded with constabulary officers. The following is the case - when Whenuanui Puerau and the Urewera returned to Rua-tahuna I gave a written order to the officer in charge of each Post they were to pass to ration them and let them stay the night - The officer at Runanga I desired to send a few men with the Urewera to the entrance of the Bush as they said they were afraid they wd. be interfered with - That is the whole thing and I consider it a precious piece of impertinence in Inspector Roberts venturing to call the attention of the authorities to such action on my part. Clearly I can do no good if such nonsense is allowed I wish you wd. remove him - he is an incompetent ass, who thinks of nothing but the dignity of his "Majority" and such like nonsense. In haste


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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