Object #1015019 from MS-Papers-0032-0650

3 pages written 27 Apr 1857 by Dr Peter Wilson in New Plymouth District to Sir Donald McLean

From: Inward letters - Dr Peter Wilson, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0650 (58 digitised items). 51 letters written from New Plymouth and Wanganui, 1855-1860

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Letter from P. Wilson to Donald McLean Esq. dated 27th. April 1857. COPY New Plymouth
27th. April 1857


My dear Mac,

I write these few lines hastily to catch the post; having just seen as I came into town now, the death of a friend or relation of yours - Mr. Lumsden, of Glasgow, in the "Glasgow Chronicle", of the 11th. December; and a highly flattering account of the old gentelman, it is.

We have no news of importance, and we are going on quietly in all ways.

The Duke remained with us five, six, or seven weeks; and never had a touch of lumbago the whole time. Louisa and he started together, but she got a capsize and ducking in one of those nice mud pools at Kumeroa, and was obliged to return, and is still with us.

We are rejoiced to see there is a probability of your coming down this way.

My wife had a raking fit last week, and was out late and early. The consequence is she is doing pennance for her pains, and is taking physic, which is a good punishment for all dietary transgressions.


Believe me ever, etc. (Signed)
P. Wilson
To:- Donald McLean Esq.

Part of:
Inward letters - Dr Peter Wilson, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0650 (58 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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