[Page 65]

[In pencil - 1864]

London March 20

My very dear friend

I have been laid up with Bronchitis & sore throat ever since I landed in Europe owing to the frightful cold prevailing in Italy & France & am only now recovering under the genial influence of the climate of this much maligned Country.  Owing to some [indecipherable] connected in some way of [indecipherable] with that solvent of all such

The Honble Sir William Macarthur

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I never saw Pendell [indecipherable] so well cared for through persons in apple-pie order.  He will know why I mention this. With much love to you all my dear friends Miss Macarthur & Elizabeth, William & the Bairns.  I [indecipherable] old friend

Geo: Macleay


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