Object #1024744 from MS-Papers-0032-0487

2 pages written 20 May 1859 by John Davies Ormond 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)

May 20th 1859

Dear McLean,

I forgot to say that on Weber's arrival here and after due enquiry I found that Mr. Ross was within a few days (10 at the outside) of finishing the verifying of the surveys of the south Porongahau Block. Under the circumstances it seemed a waste of money to remove the man in the middle of his work - so I authorized, on your behalf, that he shd. finish St. Hills run and then stop work. I know your friend Kinross is interested in getting St.Hills case through and on all grounds it was best to let the man finish the Block when so nearly done He must be repaid the expense tho by the general Govt. In haste

Yours always
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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