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[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 Court so well cared for through friends in apple-pie order.  He will know why I mention this. With much love to you all my dear friends Mrs Macarthur & Elizabeth, Arthur & the Bairns. 

I am ever yr. attached old friend

Geo: Macleay

Geo: Macleay


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