John H. W. Pettit letters to his family in England, illustrated with sketches by the writer, 1852-1868 - Page 10

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soon get sharp. - after dinner - up to the present we find our allowance more than sufficient- the old violin was brought out last evening = there were several other musical instruments about, but it shut the lot up in no time - monopolising all attention - even the bagpipes shut up  disgusted - it obtained me an extra pint of tea this morning  . Trust  it may be a useful  auxiliary to our comforts = The Van(?) came out  heavy - Virtue  let me off between 25 & 30 feet  but altogether it measured up to  £12/12/& the (?) made it 13/./.  Robts box is included which is a great nuisance as has it been in his own name it would not have been

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