matriculation when the last mail left. Allan received great kindness from Sir Chs. and Lady Nicholson for which he & I are very grateful.
The management of my stations take up a good deal of my time & attention, and Allan may probably turn his attention to pastoral pursuits, in which I will be able to initiate him. My eldest son rents my property near Sandhurst, and with his wife and 3 children spends the most of his time there. My eldest daughter (Mrs. Wilson) lives near Melbourne and so does my youngest (Mrs. Anderson) and my second daughter