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35, Hyde Park Gardens, W.
April 15th 1865

My dear Macarthur

A thousand thanks for your most kind & feeling letter.  My poor Brother did not care for having an extensive acquaintance and as you know had but a limited cull of friends among these last years and the different members of your family ranked high.  It was a form of [indecipherable] satisfaction to me to learn from you that he had spoken to you on the subject which is of paramount interest ot us all just now.  The mode in which he would allude to it would I am sure satisfy

James Macarthur Esq.

[Cross-hatched writing]

Constance Kent the daughter has confessed to the murder of her little brother at Road Hill & given herself up thus this mystery is [indecipherable].

Your Brother Ed & Lady Macarthur were here indecipherable] five days ago looking very well.  Mr. E. has bought a nice house for her in Princes Gardens where there is now a little colony of Australians.  The Parkers are expected in London this week. 

Barbara has of course written to our dear friends your wife & daughter.  Pray give them my love & with kindest regards to William.

Believe me ever
Yr. attached friend

Geo. Macleay


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