Object #1023757 from MS-Papers-0032-0487

8 pages written 8 Feb 1868 by John Davies Ormond in Wallingford to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0487 (120 digitised items). Approximately 121 letters and letter fragments, most are undated, written from Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa, and Wellington, 1860s-1870s. Includes letter from Hannah Ormond. Dated correspondence includes letter from Ormond (writing on behalf of Lt Gov Eyre) addressed to Mr Lane Esq, Barrett's Hotel, and addressed from Govt House, Wellington, 6 Apr 1848.Also letters from J S Ormond, Te Wairoa, 22 Feb 1868 re position at government school at Pakowhai [?]; J C Ormond, Warleigh, 2 Mar 1863 re cattle.

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English (ATL)


February 8th, 1868

My dear McLean,

I see your brother has gone in to look at Patea. Will you when he comes back ask him to give me boundaries of a piece of country there worth occupying. I am getting too full here and the market seems glutted with sheep for sale. I shd. if I go into it get some one to do the work and content myself with finding the Sheep etc. If he will just reserve information about boundaries of one run, that will do until I come down at the end of the month. My notion about the occupation of that country has always been. That a number of people 3 to six should send in enough sheep to occupy. But that for the first year until the country was proved they shd. work it as one concern getting a good man to manage it for the rest. Then when the thing was proved feasable go into on their own accounts. Just name my plan to him and see what he thinks of it. I have no end of letters to write to night so excuse this. Always

Yrs.very truly
J. D. Ormond

Part of:
Inward letters - J D Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0487 (120 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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