Object #1016933 from MS-Papers-0032-0307
From: Inward letters - Thomas Guthrie, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0307 (12 digitised items). 12 letters written from Castlepoint and Wellington. Includes letter to Searancke, 29 Oct 1859
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October 28 1855
I take this oppertunity by Mr. Pelich who has arived hear this evening of sending you a few lines hoping before this you are arived safe and well at your journey end. I received a note from Mr. V. Smith in which he says that he sent me a note by you as it is likely that the note I have just received is on the same subject you need not be anxious about sending it back till you see some one coming this way.
I was mentioning to you the quantity of Run that I thought it would take to keep a thousand sheep I should not like you for yourself or any one else to depend to much upon the quantity that I spoke of as thair is so much difference in the feed on different parts of the coast and to allow for dry summers I think what I spoke of rather to little in the best parts of it.
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But making a difference of a mile and half each way instead of the two miles on land though only a quarter of a square mile it would make much more difference in the food as the Coast is so much the best as far as I have seen however and often passing a mile and half it would allmost need double the quantity and i think the rich plains in Land ought to be provided for against dry Summers more than the Coast as I was at the Warakaka plains last summer when
i think it would have taken ten square miles to kept a thousand sheep.
I am sorry to inform you that I have been laid up this last four days more severely ill than i have been before for this last seven years but I hope please God that I shall soon be able to get about again I have severe rumattic pains all through my Body but most severely in my feace and neck all the rest are quite well thank God.
Inward letters - Thomas Guthrie, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0307 (12 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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