Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 288

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like our old Harvest times in Australia.  Thinking that the season was going to be a wet one, the grain speculators have bought up very largely on the Continent & America, & will burn their fingers.

I want [indecipherable] for papers for some of the Societies I belong to.  Can you send me notes on the change of Climate which has been so remarkable on your side of the globe.  I want to [indecipherable] & list your rain.  You will say, but I will take care & give you the [indecipherable] of the observations.  My little stream here only dribbles & so all this morning that I have expended in making water [indecipherable] & fountains is for the present lost, but shall have a return of wet weather some day I daresay but really I believe that the open

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