Object #1016280 from MS-Papers-0032-0484

2 pages written 18 May 1870 by John Davies Ormond to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0484 (67 digitised items). 65 letters written from Napier. Includes copy of letter from Te Poihipi Tukairangi, Pahautea Kaingaroa (in Maori), 14 May 1870; letter from Te Moananui to Hamana Tiakiwai, Napier, 3 Apr 1870.Also letter from Ormond to Daniel Pollen; Ormond to Lieut Col James Fraser, 3 Dec 1869; Lieut Col James Fraser to Capt Reuner, 4 Dec 1869.

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English (ATL)

May 18th 1870


Dear McLean

I have just received unpleasant news - and have only time to enclose you Mr Porter's report from which you will see Ropata has taken the Huff and turned up at Wairoa - It is a pity and disappointing but one gets used to that.

I start Locke at once in the St Kilda for Wairoa to try and get Ropata off to finish the Waikaremoana work, the weather is fine and Locke will be at Wairoa in a few hours -

My letters to Ropata explaining that the Wairoa's were only

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English (ATL)

engaging the enemy's attention and waiting his arrival had not reached him.

This will just save the mail
Yours always
J.D. Ormond
Wednesday 10 a.m.

English (ATL)

May 18th 1870


Dear McLean

I have just received unpleasant news - and have only time to enclose you Mr Porter's report from which you will see Ropata has taken the Huff and turned up at Wairoa - It is a pity and disappointing but one gets used to that.

I start Locke at once in the St Kilda for Wairoa to try and get Ropata off to finish the Waikaremoana work, the weather is fine and Locke will be at Wairoa in a few hours -

My letters to Ropata explaining that the Wairoa's were only engaging the enemy's attention and waiting his arrival had not reached him.

This will just save the mail
Yours always
J.D. Ormond
Wednesday 10 a.m.

Part of:
Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0484 (67 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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