State Library of NSW
Dec. 29 1854
My dear William Macarthur
The weather is such and I am so far from well that I see very little prospect of my being able to get down to Sydney in time to sake [shake] you by the hand again before you sail.
Having suffered for a week before from violent head-aches the night my guests left me I thought to go to the root of the
Wm Macarthur Esq.
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