Object #1009848 from MS-Papers-0032-0381

3 pages written 4 Oct 1865 by John Knowles in Wellington City to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Surnames, Kir - Kyn, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0381 (24 digitised items). Correspondents:T Kirk, Auckland, 1872-1873 (2 letters); George Kirton, Auckland, 1876 (1 letter); William Kirton, Kaiapoi, 1864 (1 letter); C H Knauf (to Mr Weber), Kaikoura, 1871 (1 letter); Charles Knight, Auckland, 1859-1876 (5 letters); Mr Knight, Havelock, undated (1 letter).E W Knowles, Napier, 1868 (1 letter); John Knowles, Marton, Wellington & Wanganui, 1865-1874 (4 letters); Hugh Knox, Meanee, 1866 (1 letter); Augustus Koch, Napier & Wellington, 1865-1874 (4 letters).F A Krull, undated letter; Jane Kyngdon, New Plymouth, 1876, & undated (2 letters).

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Strictly Confidential. Welln.
4 Oct. 65.

dear Sir,

Dr. Featherston goes up to Napier to day. I am sorry to say he is not only no better but the continuance of his complaint is most weakening, and his friends here are under considerable apprehension as to the result. You were kind enough to ask him to remain at your House while in Napier, but I rather suspect from a delicacy in giving trouble under his present circumstances, that he will take up his quarters at the Club. If you can prevent his going to the Club by insisting on his staying at your house, you will at any rate put him into a fair position for recovery. A Club House is not the most proper place for an invalid, and all the Medical Men say it is nursing that he wants as much as any thing else - and they all likewise consider him in a far more critical state than he himself will admit.

I am sure you will excuse my writing thus to you, and that you will see that I could only do so in the belief that you will regard this note as strictly private and confidential.

Yours faithfully,
John Knowles.
His Honor D. McLean.

Part of:
Inward letters - Surnames, Kir - Kyn, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0381 (24 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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