John H. W. Pettit letters to his family in England, illustrated with sketches by the writer, 1852-1868 - Page 36
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When you write to us forward the letter to Mr. Jas. Brown - at Mr. Youngs - Merchant, etc. Melb. [Melbourne] - Mr B. [?] was the party in the Cabin next ours - if sent to P.O. it is 10 to 1 that you don't get them - hundreds are always round the post O. We have spent hours at the place - some who cannot squeeze [?] here spent days in [?] the box - We
spent forwarded a few words by last Mail [?]. Tuesday Morng. The tent is now [?] being pulled down - We are seated writing on [?] open to the gaze of all parties = Will send a few words if possible from Diggings [?] by this [?] Gt Britain. You'll see the account of her trip out. We were 8 days out from land to land - the [?] 2 or 3 from Liverpool.
Yr truly Affec.