Object #1012357 from MS-Papers-0032-0827
From: Inward family correspondence - Susan McLean (wife), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0827 (34 digitised items). Letters between Donald McLean and Susan. Donald's letters written from Hawke's Bay, Rangitikei, Taita and Wairapapa. Susan's letters from Dalmuir Hill, Wellington (the home of her parents (Robert and Susannah Strang).
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May 22nd 1851
My dear Mr McLean
Papa told me last night that if I wished to write to you there would be an opportunity of sending a letter today and as I will not be allowed to get up for sometime I must sit up in bed and write you a few lines.
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I am happy to tell you that I am very much better. The day after you left I was worse and Doctor Featherston had to be sent for. I think by Monday next I shall be quite well and able to hem your handkerchiefs which I have no doubt you expect to find untouched when you return for I know you consider me such a lazy girl. Do you remember your promise dear that the sooner I got well the sooner you would come back? You must not forget it.
Mama still feels unwell. The Doctor says that it is only want of exercise but it is impossible to persuade her that. Perhaps when I am able to go out I shall persuade her
Inward family correspondence - Susan McLean (wife), Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0827 (34 digitised items)
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