Object #1010150 from MS-Papers-0032-0482

4 pages written 1 Jan 1868 by John Davies Ormond in Wallingford to Sir Donald McLean

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.

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Janr. 1st, 1868

My dear McLean,

I write this on chance of an opportunity occurring to catch you at Wellington. I recd. yours by the mail today and know you will be there till the steamer in mid-month. I want you please to see to two things for me -- One is to get the Medical Apptmt. for my brother at the Wairoa. That will be easily done and from what I hear Dr. Scott is too notoriously a drunkard to be continued --

The other point is to see Hull about that cursed Telegraph Station -- I have by to-days mail, two warning letters from friends, telling me that E.A. Carlyon (Gussey) and Buchanan are working that Telegraph Station cry against me and worse than that they are urging on the people that if they cannot get 'their rights' in this matter from the Gen. Govt. what chance have they of anything. In aword Provincialism is to be Gussey's war cry. The plan has gone this length. Fox they hear is sure to have a majority when Parliament meets. Stafford will dissolve and then Gussey will contest the seat with me -- Without this Telegraph cry, which has raised as you know such angry feelings, he wd. have I believe little chance. As things are if the Station is not fixed at Waipawa he wd. have a good chance of beating me. As you know I dont care one straw abt. the Telg. question one way or another, but I dont fancy being worked out of my seat on such a miserable matter. You can give Hull the information I have given you, if you like, and coupled with the fact that Waipawa is really the inland centre of the District -- he ought to place the Station there -- I shant write abt. other subjects as we shall meet on your return. This I forward to Mr.Fannin to send on by any chance offering if any.

Yrs. always,
J.D. Ormond

Part of:
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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