Object #1021844 from MS-Papers-0032-0481

2 pages written 6 Aug 1865 by John Davies Ormond in Wellington to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0481 (89 digitised items). 85 letters written from Epraima, Auckland, Wallingford & Napier, 1857-1865. Includes a few draft letters from McLean to Ormond.

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Augt. 6th /65

My dear McLean

I have just seen Atkinson again about our claims for Defence and Troops at Waipawa. He has now agreed to re-submit these cases to the Cabinet and he also is to do his best to try and get a favourable settlement for us. I expect we shall get the money. Please tell Lambert I have seen Atkinson about the various matters I undertook to see about, but I have had no success in getting anything I wanted done. Biggs and Pearce are to be gazetted immediately, but Lambert's and Withers pay question I fear there is no chance with, A reduction of pay similar to theirs has been made in every case in the Colony and Atkinson is as obstinate as possible about it - There is to be a new Militia Act immediately - one provision is that no man shall be liable to be called out who resides 5 miles frok the centre of the District of any company. This will shut up our inland Militia and I shd. say the sooner the better for any use they are. There is nothing fresh.

Yours always,
J. D. Ormond

Part of:
Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0481 (89 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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