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Tuesday11 March 1919
Port Said
As Smallpox broke out at Villa Montrose, I had to get Dolly, Babe & self vacinated. Further difficulties arose owing to riots. The leading Nationalists were deported to Malta so the Natives broke windows & cracked a few soldiers on the head, broke Trams up etc., paralizing Business. I had difficulty in getting a car thro' the crowds at the Station, 2 Natives were shot. Then all Baggage that I had sent Suez I had to get back to Port Said by Passenger train - I have taken now on board S.S. Ulimaroa to relieve Dolly. All my purchases were hung up & travelling is terrifically hard work, no one should attempt to travel for 1 year.

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