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can be no reasonable cause to expect the return of such casualties, in no case can their visitations be said to have left an impress upon the climate or country so as to make a return likely. If you can keep the best of your people on, I would make a stretch to do so. Three or four years time they will be as flourishing as ever. What should be done is to throw the many small farms into a comparatively few, but when you have to deal with people without capital how is this to be done? I say this my dear fellow dreading for you the enormous work you have before you if you lose out the Estate into a pastoral one, but "du [qui] sera sera"[?], I had better leave the matter alone only assuring you that you have my best sympathies with you. You had so very large
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