Object #1003554 from MS-Papers-0032-0828

3 pages written 5 Jul 1852 by Sir Donald McLean in Rangitikei District to Susan Douglas McLean

From: Inward family correspondence - Susan McLean (wife), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0828 (82 digitised items). The letters from Donald are written from Porirua Barracks, Otaki, Rangitikei, Waikanae, Wanganui and Taranaki. Susan's letters are addressed from Dalmuir Hill (her parent's home) and Wellington Terrace. Many letters are undated and were written prior to their marriage in Aug 1851. Includes correspondence between Susan McLean and her mother Susan Strang (2 letters, undated); one letter from Helen Anne Wilson to Mrs McLean, 30 August 1852

A transcription/translation of this document (by MD) appears below.

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English (MD)

Rangitikei
5 July 1852


My own dearest Pet

I often thought of you yesterday and trust dearest if you have partaken of the Lord's Supper that it will more strong & firmly unite you to our Heavenly Father who seeth in secret and whose spirit ever watches over us. May His blessing attend you and may He guard and protect you from all the ills and evils of this wicked world. Put your trust in Him, read His word with diligence, and may His spirit sanctify and consecrate you to His service. I am sorry dearest that I cannot write you a long letter. I am anxious to get to Whanganui today, so

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English (MD)

that I may not have an opportunity of writing you again by this mail. I thought of you the night I was at Mr Williams's. Mrs W had a shivering fit quite like yours so that I suppose they are common to people under certain circumstances.

May God bless you my own pet and believe me ever to be your own affectionate husband.


Donald McLean

English (MD)

Rangitikei
5 July 1852


My own dearest Pet

I often thought of you yesterday and trust dearest if you have partaken of the Lord's Supper that it will more strong & firmly unite you to our Heavenly Father who seeth in secret and whose spirit ever watches over us. May His blessing attend you and may He guard and protect you from all the ills and evils of this wicked world. Put your trust in Him, read His word with diligence, and may His spirit sanctify and consecrate you to His service. I am sorry dearest that I cannot write you a long letter. I am anxious to get to Whanganui today, so that I may not have an opportunity of writing you again by this mail. I thought of you the night I was at Mr Williams's. Mrs W had a shivering fit quite like yours so that I suppose they are common to people under certain circumstances.

May God bless you my own pet and believe me ever to be your own affectionate husband.


Donald McLean

Part of:
Inward family correspondence - Susan McLean (wife), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0828 (82 digitised items)
Series 9 Inwards family letters, Reference Number Series 9 Inwards family letters (1204 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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