John H. W. Pettit letters to his family in England, illustrated with sketches by the writer, 1852-1868 - Page 196
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Dr Father has been able to obtain them As I really want them Very badly indeed.
Nabs I am glad to find You have given up all idea of coming out to the Colony. It might perhaps have done some time ago but it would not do for you Now
How are all my old friends and Chums - suppose there is almost a fresh generation springing up since my departure - My word how the time flies shall soon be getting quite an old man "Oh Scissors"
Tell Saro there is great chance of my winning my
little bet with her -
Five years out of the ten will soon have been gone by -