Object #1021224 from MS-Papers-0032-0485

2 pages written 22 Jul 1871 by John Davies Ormond in Napier City to Sir Donald McLean

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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English (ATL)

Napier,
July 22 - 1871


My dear McLean,

There is little news since my letter of yesterday The Luna goes on at once she brings no news from the Coast except that the weather is very bad. Ropata is still in the Bush but messengers have gone to him with the information of Te Kooti being at Waikaremoana.

The newspapers are full of letters about Sutton's attack upon

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English (ATL)

you, a copy of this morning's paper I have told Fannin to enclose. It is impossible to stop this confounded correspondence although I have tried to do so. Of course one letter brings out another and so it goes on. Master Sutton catches it pretty warmly.

That Brother of Crosbie Ward's has just been here representing himself as starving, can anything be done for him - employment as an extra Clerk for the Assembly wd. be a god send to him. He says he can write a good hand. Fox and Bell who were intimate with his brother might do something for this man out of charity. I know nothing about him but believe he had a fair character in the A. C. He is not however fit for more than a Clerk's place. At least I shd. say not from the little I have seen of him. The Nebraska is just sighted.

In haste,
Yours always,
J. D. Ormond

English (ATL)

Napier,
July 22 - 1871


My dear McLean,

There is little news since my letter of yesterday The Luna goes on at once she brings no news from the Coast except that the weather is very bad. Ropata is still in the Bush but messengers have gone to him with the information of Te Kooti being at Waikaremoana.

The newspapers are full of letters about Sutton's attack upon you, a copy of this morning's paper I have told Fannin to enclose. It is impossible to stop this confounded correspondence although I have tried to do so. Of course one letter brings out another and so it goes on. Master Sutton catches it pretty warmly.

That Brother of Crosbie Ward's has just been here representing himself as starving, can anything be done for him - employment as an extra Clerk for the Assembly wd. be a god send to him. He says he can write a good hand. Fox and Bell who were intimate with his brother might do something for this man out of charity. I know nothing about him but believe he had a fair character in the A. C. He is not however fit for more than a Clerk's place. At least I shd. say not from the little I have seen of him. The Nebraska is just sighted.

In haste,
Yours always,
J. D. Ormond

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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