Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 111

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I mentioned just now that we had left London in a great hurry.  The cause was this.  Most alarming telegrams had been sent over from the Authorities of the Naval Hospitals in this Island respecting young Arthur Onslows health.  His Father could not conveniently leave England while we were "expediti" & as you know both of us much attached to him, so off we came.  As he goes out by this mail to Australia, I need say nothing about his health which I make no doubt will be fully restored before you see him.  His case had been greatly misunderstood & they were killing him secundum artem in the Hospital where fortunately a friend came to the rescue, got him out & made another guess [indecipherable] of a man of him in a fortnight.  Barbara has been feeding him up & we see a wonderful change in him for the better while 

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