Aug. 17 [in pencil - 1877]
My dear Friend
Tis a wonder this mail has brought me no letter form you. You are so regular in yr. communications that I miss it, tho I was not looking for instructions or any other special matter form you. I have heard however from Arthur so I know luckily that your silence is not owing to sickness. By the Chimbarago which sailed about 16 days ago, Green dispatched to your address
Sir William Macarthur, M.L.C.
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say that I attribute a great deal, the large portion in that of my joint success in life to my happy association with yourself & your dear Brother. God bless you dear old friend. It was a most happy & fortunate day that took me to your neighbourhood.