Object #1024439 from MS-Papers-0032-0480

3 pages written 1 Jan 1863 by Frederick Francis Ormond to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Frederick & Hannah Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0480 (12 digitised items). Correspondents:Frederick F Ormond, Hawke's Bay, 1860-1876 (10 letters, one addressed to Locke); Hannah Ormond, Napier, undated letter re Livingstone family & Maraekakaho, Apr 1863 (to Mrs Lowry)

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Jany. 1st, 1863

Dear Sir,

Last Post brought me a letter from my Brother informing me that he had heard from you and that it was your intention to see me soon on the subject of his letter to you - Being very anxious on this Point and knowing how much your time is occupied I should have come to see you at Napier but that the state of my Wife's health entirely prevents my leaving home even for an hour or two. I will now briefly enumerate the causes that have induced me to apply for your land viz - (The back of my old Run)

1st. It has always been an isolated Piece the grass being almost limited to Captn. Carlyon's Boundary and the central portion of the Run being comparatively worthless and excessively rough has always tended to keep it so

2ndly. The considerable amount of Land bought on it, and its relative small value as a feeding ground made me think that with the front and really valuable portion of the Run in your possession you might look favourably on my application for the inferior Part.

3rdly. In the event of your concurrence in my scheme I hope to induce Mr. Tollemache to assist me in reference to the mortgage on the bought portions.

Should the above be acceded to my plan would be before putting a single sheep on the Land to devote a considerable portion of the money Mr. Tollemache intends giving me for a fresh start in life to inclosing and improving ground so that my small Flock of Sheep may be secured each night and be let out and carefully watched during the day to prevent any trespassing.

In my present unhappy change of circumstances you must be aware how anxious I am to secure something which will eventually benefit my Family and this must plead my excuse for venturing on this application to you through my Brother as soon as the idea presented itself to me. In the event of things turning out favourably for me and being without the drawbacks of a Partnership, I have reason to believe that my Friends might be induced to assist me with some of our Family money the greater portion of which is settled on my Wife and Children. Should you not see your way clearly to entertain my scheme I beg you will not scruple to let me know immediately.

I remain,
dear Sir,Yours truly,
Fredk. F. Ormond
Donald McLean Esqre.

Part of:
Inward letters - Frederick & Hannah Ormond, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0480 (12 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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