Object #1014583 from MS-Papers-0032-0485
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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March 6th 1872
My dear McLean
The Nebraska has only just been discovered and as she is close she will be off quickly so I have only time for a hurried line - Since I wrote last the enemy have been unusually active - Yesterday they had a meeting at Poukawa the object was to get some Deed from Hapuku Arihi and others - H. Russell told Samuel Williams lately that the natives should
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repudiate everything they could and that Ngaterawa and Raukawa especially should be contested - They are evidently working to get Hapuku into their hands again - It is a pity you cannot come here for a time as you could stop that - Locke at my desire has sent for Hapuku but the enemy are keeping a tight rein upon him - Buchanan I have seen since Hart wrote he will contest the Superintendency with Rhodes if I give it up He professes to be on our side but I did not say much one way or the other - I still think I had better remain at Hawkes Bay and give up Public Works - Every day shows me the work cannot be properly done from here. Gisborne has just made a lot of arrangements disposing of Carruthers' time when in
my opinion he ought to be differently employed -
Kinross knows about Russell's action in Raukawa and waits Hapuku's arrival here -
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The enemy have found out that some of the Grantees in some cases were not of age when they signed the Deeds - About the libel case there has been a great deal of fuss since I last wrote but I think it will be arranged if a guarrantee can be got to the extent of abt.£200 for expenses in case the case shd. be lost -
Kinross and I will do this if you will join say yes or no by Telegraph.
There is no other especial news and I must close.
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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