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in spite of the damp weather will a [indecipherable] their horrid seeds as early as can, & with wool at the present price, the preserve is next to mine.  We have a famous working plan.  I can work a thousand sheep clean in a day, with only 7 men - including soaking.  We have a spout of 30 miles fall & by a series of flood gates can regulate [indecipherable] floods our supply of water.  We have room too for a thousand sheep, so I have hereafter to get on the rate of that number for a day.  I had a very pleasant journey up, one companion, a sort of a gentleman & attendant on train.  Edward Bowman will be delighted with the Terrestial Orchides [Terrestrial Orchids] in such weather on the [indecipherable] I dare say he might find some new ones.  The Leptoceras[?] & the dark purple Dinsis are beautiful are they not.  I had a profusion of Thelymitra[?] too.  The Chrisanthum [Chrysanthum] will not blossom for ½ a month tomorrow nor the Bunium[?]


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