Object #1009322 from MS-Papers-0032-0487

2 pages written 15 Aug 1865 by John Davies Ormond to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0487 (120 digitised items). Approximately 121 letters and letter fragments, most are undated, written from Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, and Wellington, 1860s-1870s. Includes letter from Hannah Ormond. Dated correspondence includes letter from Ormond (writing on behalf of Lt Gov Eyre) addressed to Mr Lane Esq, Barrett's Hotel, and addressed from Govt House, Wellington, 6 Apr 1848.Also letters from J S Ormond, Te Wairoa, 22 Feb 1868 re position at government school at Pakowhai [?]; J C Ormond, Warleigh, 2 Mar 1863 re cattle.

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English (ATL)

Defence Office, August 15th. 1865


Dear McLean,

Atkinson has just been asking me about the landing the Troops at Napier. I have promised a steamer shall be there to do the work. Will you take care either that the St. Kilda is in the way when wanted or that the Dredge is available. The Brisk leaves here tomorrow for Taranaki and takes 300 men straight to Napier -- she will be there first. Two other steamers take the remainder. The Regt. is the 70th. This is the latest and the mail is just closing.


Yours always,
J.D. Ormond.

Part of:
Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0487 (120 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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