John H. W. Pettit letters to his family in England, illustrated with sketches by the writer, 1852-1868 - Page 255

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amusement just out of my line now I suppose have hardly
been on the water a doz times since coming into the Colony and have occasionally plenty of [?] about but it is certainly not for pleasure.  10 or 12 hrs [hours] a day in the saddle is far from pleasant [indecipherable] be country where carts cannot be used. I exchanged my horse for another better [?] for Riding - The first would sure have pleased me

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