Object #1013319 from MS-Papers-0032-0487

2 pages written 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)

Oct. 1865


Dear McLean,

Have you an answer about the Steamer -- keep her till night if you can. We shall have to go. I will be up in an hour or so and give you my news. Ministry is out and Stafford in -- Stafford holds the Govr.'s written promise to dissolve and it is said he, Stafford, will ask him to do so even without forming a proper ministry, which he cant do or an Appropriation Act. It is believed Weld's Govt. will return to power unless Stafford dissolves.

In haste,
Yrs. always,
J.D. Ormond.
If you keep the steamer till night we can prepare what has to be done well enough today. J.D.O. Send an answer by bearer about the steamer.

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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