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were in your place, I wd make what I could out of him.

And now my dear Fellow good bye.  There is probably no person out of your own family who will miss you so much as myself, yet I confess for your own sake I am very glad that you are going, for I believe you are going to great mental enjoyment as known by the feeling that every day you are laying up some information which hereafter you

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will be able to bring to bear before the fortunes of your own country.  God speed you and bless you.  Mrs. Macleay sends her very kindest regards.

Your affecte friend

Geo. Macleay

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