John H. W. Pettit letters to his family in England, illustrated with sketches by the writer, 1852-1868 - Page 206

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  At times, business is done so hurriedly and is such a bustle in Melbourne that they hardly know what they are up to.
I have little doubt in my own mind had the matter been allowed to go on [?] quietly it would never have been found - but they were allowed to rest and the compensation demanded made it matter of interest  =   I was very glad you followed out all the instructions and went into detail about the case, as it put me in such a good position  =  You may imagine my delight when informed all was right, for I was working with a most miserable apology for a Theodolite, an old rickety worn up article - only fit to be made into Brass Candlesticks or something of that sort  -  Many and many a

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