Green is not a man of capital, so I will advance for you the necessary funds at the rate of £25 per annum.
By the way you will see from the attached letter that Veitch after all sent you the orchids which had come for me from the Straits. I had determined to send them to you when they first arrived but afterwards altered my mind & decided upon sending you purchased orchids to the amount of my contribution to yr. collection, when I wrote to Veitch for the lot. I got the [indecipherable] letter. I am glad, dear Friend, that you hence got them. They were but the "poor relics" of a large lot & I fear lin a bad state. I note what you say about the peat & will communicate with Green on the subject. Touching the [indecipherable] I did not dare to send you out any & am glad now that I did not.