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Thurs 6th
The Colonel paid us a visit this morning & went on to Ezbet-Soo-Doon this afternoon; The cow that was killed yesterday was condemned as having tubercolosis & another was killed today; It is unlawful to kill any meat otherwise than cutting its throat;

Good land here in upper Egypt is worth up to £150 per acre & in Lower Egypt up to £200 per acre this includes water for irrigation & there is no limited supply; The yearly income per acre clear of expenses averages about £50 from the best land; Burcene, Maize & cotton is grown on the same ground yearly & sometimes a crop of sugar cane as well
Abdul Moolah bought a bottle of kerosene for me from Hassan Pasha village today & we are now able to have cocoa every night

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