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Sat 20th
No parade to-day & put the morning in cleaning saddles rifles etc. Fresh remounts arrived to-day to fill the vacancies cause by horses lost on the journey coming from Australia; doing nothing but writing this afternoon; cannot afford to go to Cairo before next pay day & am not anxious to go in, as I have seen all I want to of the city; The Kursaal being the only attraction for me;
Col. Merrington paid all the tents a visit in C. Sqd this morning to have a chat with the Presbyterian lads he is a fine fellow & well

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