Object #1022050 from MS-Papers-0032-0481

3 pages written 29 Mar 1865 by John Davies Ormond in Wallingford 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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March 29th/65

My dear McLean,

I am glad to hear from your letter that you are really better and as I hope to see you in a very few days I shall not write much to night. Your letter is very satisfactory as to the present. aspect of native affairs here. I gather generally that the "Pai Marires" are foiled in so far as getting a hold here is concerned. The various business matters touched on by you, we can dicusss when we meet. As to losing your permanently as Superintendent that is out of the questionas long as you are able to do as much good as you do at present. We will see when I come down if we cannot arrange so that you can get your visit away to recruit during the period of the year I can be absent from the Station which is now approaching. Of course a good deal depends upon the meeting of the General Assembly but all these things we can both talk over. You must excuse such a shabby note from me I am very tired tonight having had three days of sheep-work from daylight to dark. Please thank Cooper for me for his letter by todays post tell him I shld. like to write him if I could but I am too tired. I have a note from Weld - as there is a message in it to you I enclose it. You will see what he says about Mantell and the other Native Lands Act. I dont expect anything practical from old Mantell and Fenton is a poor man in my opinion to organize the machinery for effectually carrying out Native Lands Act or anything else.

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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