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I went to the city to speak to [indecipherable] on the subject.  His note to me on the following day I enclose.  I cannot help thinking that they [indecipherable] turn up [indecipherable] own ship.  In the [indecipherable] upon the colusion I can easily imagine that they were stowed away when they ought not to have been.  I trust that you have got them & that the contents are now safe at the [indecipherable]  How very truly you will be in [indecipherable] & every thing [indecipherable] for a year to come.  Wretchedly idle s I am I almost envy you this [indecipherable] I think I do I am glad your cows got [indecipherable].

Yr. Brother & [indecipherable] you will now from him

[crosshatched writing]

now that you [indecipherable] be as ready with your [indecipherable] as I should be.

Barbara sends you her very [indecipherable] regards.  [indecipherable] will [indecipherable] now & with my best wish from myself, I remain

Yr. very sincere friend

Geo: Macleay


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