Object #1010678 from MS-Papers-0032-0554

3 pages written 8 Jun 1864 by Thomas Purvis Russell in Woburn to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Thomas Purvis Russell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0554 (30 digitised items). 32 letters written from Wairarapa, Hutt and England, 1851-1868 & undated; with regard to farming, and the leasing and purchase of Maori land in Wairarapa and related disputes

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June 8.64

My dear Maclean,

Since my last I find that the Auckland steamer for Sydney leaves on the 1st. of every month so that it would defeat the object of our trip very much to postpone it till the Augt. steamer. Altho mrs. Russell is daily improving still it is extremely probable that a renewal of some of the worse symptoms might take place when the watweather sets in and as she is very weak I should be afraid that a second attack might injure permanently her constitution. While I regret therefore the necessity of resigning my provincial duites I have no right to hesitate to do so when claims of a stronger nature interpose. It would be a bitter reflection were I to neglect to take a step which promises to be so beneficial to my wife's health. Besides you will easily find one who will fill my place more satisfactorily than I have done and there is ample time to do so before the Council meets.

I shall be on my way in a fortnight. Meantime believe me
Very truly yours,
Purvis Russell,

Part of:
Inward letters - Thomas Purvis Russell, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0554 (30 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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