so good and so healthy. I need scarcely say that it would be a pleasure to me if I could be of any service to you.
The rapidity of your passage is very different to that of a sailing ship in 1838 when I was 4 months between London and Sydney, yet we are in a progressing stage, and the passage will soon be much reduced in time, when we hope ships of the speed of the torpedo catchers to carry our mails & passengers. In fact it seems to me that the speed is capable of much greater velocity, and the rivalry of nations wil no doubt establish
greater faster ships. This