John H. W. Pettit letters to his family in England, illustrated with sketches by the writer, 1852-1868 - Page 60

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Gold enough to pay the expenses of living up here perhaps a little more - it is hard work we usually rise with the Sun, & keep it up until dusk. Rob. & myself have been usually employed about Wet holes to which I can only compare to bucky well sinking. the way of proceeding will communicate next time have obtd a specimen or two with some Gold which will enclose next time. We are anxiously looking forwd to receive lrs from home . trust you are all well lc lc Adams & Knight had since our arrival several petty quarrrels which terminated by Adams leaving the party I cannot say that I regret it. We are as comfortable here as we can expect the weather is dreadfully hot - I think I told you in my last that  [indecipherable] at Melb. he stated he had written sevl 

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