Volume 60: William Campbell letters, 1846-1894: No. 071

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general en route, the day was so wet and he was so much occupied at Govt. House and in receiving an address from the Town Council, that I scarcely hoped to see him.  I trust however to see you as well as Mrs & Miss Macarthur.  We have a spare room, and nothing could give us greater pleasure than your occupation of it, for the night, should you be a night here.  We are very retired, and the ladies could get a better nights rest than they could on the ship or at an Hotel.  Being 3 miles out of town we have not always timely notice of the arrival of the Steamer or I could drive to Sandridge to meet you.

I was sorry to hear such bad accounts of the state of the vine

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