Object #1016933 from MS-Papers-0032-0307

4 pages written 28 Oct 1855 by Thomas Guthrie in Castlepoint

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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Castle Point
October 28 1855


Dear Sir,

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.

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With our best respects hoping you are quite well I remain


Yours sincerely,
Thos. Guthrie.

English (ATL)

Castle Point
October 28 1855


Dear Sir,

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. 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.

With our best respects hoping you are quite well I remain


Yours sincerely,
Thos. Guthrie.

Part of:
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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