Object #1010300 from MS-Papers-0032-0485

3 pages written 15 Apr 1872 by William Gisborne in Wellington to John Davies Ormond

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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Wellington,

15th April 1872



My dear Ormond,

I send you a note from Reeves which gives an account of his doings with Brogden.

We were in a dilemma with him and I think are as well out of it as can be expected. If he had gone back to contract No. 2, it would have been a great

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discredit to our administration after all this delay.

It is also very important that Brogden should see and be seen in the South Island.

I do not think that this little delay in our railway works will be on the whole prejudicial as I should like to see a stream of Immigration concurrent with their commencement and progress.

I hope you will be able to come down soon. There are so many things to consult on about which one cannot express or learn views by telegraph.

The Scandanavians are I understand comfortably located at Masterton and will commence road making. Halcombe seems to have made good arrangements. I have got the Commission, consisting of Dr. Hector, Halcombe and Reid (Asst. Law Officer) to make a thorough investigation into

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the "England" affair. If there is sufficient evidence a change will be brought against the Doctor.

I hope you will see your way, after consulting with McLean, to dealing with the West Coast. It is at present one of our great difficulties. I think your Hawkes Bay debt from Wellington will soon be arranged and settled. Fox seems to fight rather shy of Fitzherbert. I think it is a pity, for politically we are working together. With kind regards to Mrs. Ormond,


Your's truly,
W. Gisborne.

English (ATL)

Wellington,

15th April 1872



My dear Ormond,

I send you a note from Reeves which gives an account of his doings with Brogden.

We were in a dilemma with him and I think are as well out of it as can be expected. If he had gone back to contract No. 2, it would have been a great discredit to our administration after all this delay.

It is also very important that Brogden should see and be seen in the South Island.

I do not think that this little delay in our railway works will be on the whole prejudicial as I should like to see a stream of Immigration concurrent with their commencement and progress.

I hope you will be able to come down soon. There are so many things to consult on about which one cannot express or learn views by telegraph.

The Scandanavians are I understand comfortably located at Masterton and will commence road making. Halcombe seems to have made good arrangements. I have got the Commission, consisting of Dr. Hector, Halcombe and Reid (Asst. Law Officer) to make a thorough investigation into the "England" affair. If there is sufficient evidence a change will be brought against the Doctor.

I hope you will see your way, after consulting with McLean, to dealing with the West Coast. It is at present one of our great difficulties. I think your Hawkes Bay debt from Wellington will soon be arranged and settled. Fox seems to fight rather shy of Fitzherbert. I think it is a pity, for politically we are working together. With kind regards to Mrs. Ormond,


Your's truly,
W. Gisborne.

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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