Object #1026636 from MS-Papers-0032-0658

2 pages written by George Tovey Buckland Worgan in Wanganui to Sir Donald McLean in Wellington

From: Inward letters - George B Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0658 (95 digitised items). 93 letters and memos written from Wairoa, Napier and Wanganui, 1864-1873. Includes piece-level inventory of letters accessioned pre-1969.

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English (ATL)

Wanganui
Wednesday 7 p.m. August 1872.


My dear Sir,

I reached Home by the Coach last night, to find my worst fears realised. Three weeks' close attendance upon the children, day and night; together with anxiety on my account, and my absence also, have told their tale; and my poor wife was completely prostrated. I never beheld such a wreck. Her reason for the time, if not for ever, has fled; and she has but just recognised me, although I have watched at her bedside since my return. That recognition, too, is purchased by such fearful depression of her system, that I scarcely know from her pulse, if life remains. I am sorry that I cannot write the letter I intended by this mail; sorrier still

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English (ATL)

to plead so sad an excuse. I hope and trust that she may be spared to me, for the children's sake. Please forgive my inflicting my private griefs upon you, and permit me to remain, my dear Sir,


Your faithful & obedient servt. (Signed)
George M. Worgan.
To:- The Hon. D. McLean. Wellington.

English (ATL)

Wanganui
Wednesday 7 p.m. August 1872.


My dear Sir,

I reached Home by the Coach last night, to find my worst fears realised. Three weeks' close attendance upon the children, day and night; together with anxiety on my account, and my absence also, have told their tale; and my poor wife was completely prostrated. I never beheld such a wreck. Her reason for the time, if not for ever, has fled; and she has but just recognised me, although I have watched at her bedside since my return. That recognition, too, is purchased by such fearful depression of her system, that I scarcely know from her pulse, if life remains. I am sorry that I cannot write the letter I intended by this mail; sorrier still to plead so sad an excuse. I hope and trust that she may be spared to me, for the children's sake. Please forgive my inflicting my private griefs upon you, and permit me to remain, my dear Sir,


Your faithful & obedient servt. (Signed)
George M. Worgan.
To:- The Hon. D. McLean. Wellington.

Part of:
Inward letters - George B Worgan, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0658 (95 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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