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bound to say however that I do not believe that you will be able to get out of the miserable [indecipherable] yr personal expenses & tho' of course all disbursements on all of the collection wd be paid.  At last Monday's meeting, I was not present, tho' gr. matter for consideration was an application to the Govt. for assistance £3000.  Grant Barker & myself subsequently seek [indecipherable] arranged about the found the letter & had a consultation with Merewether on Friday.  I left on Saturday no time

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