Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 293

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[indecipherable] and two Country Grouse.  Indeed the whole [;ace reminds me of Carmichael [indecipherable] is more abundant.  As a rule owing to the dry Spring & Summer game is now abundant, in spite of last years disease both in England & Scotland, than it has been for years.  It has been dry indeed where with Easterly winds in Spring and continuous hot & dry weather during June & July and the early part of this month, one would scarcely know the Country wh. our Transatlantic friends used to designate "tarnation juicy".  Springs, ponds & lakes are half dried up & [indecipherable], in fact I can compare the [indecipherable] part of the country to nothing but the look of Goulburn

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as I am [indecipherable] with regard to posts.  I cannot [indecipherable] to await the arrival of your July letter.

God bless you
Yrs. ever affy 

Geo: Macleay

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