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long before this then my momentous question must have been decided & on it I take it everything would depend.  It was useless to have attempted to prevent his going out when he did.  He certainly wd have died had he been thwarted.  I have felt lately most distressed & depressed about my poor Brothers death & now I am almost as uneasy about Arthur Onslow.  A few days [indecipherable] will put us out of the suspense one way or the other.  Barbara is very sanguine as to his complete recovery before he lands in Sydney remembering that she was sent on board a ship without hope of recovery from the consumption she was supposed to be in & got landed in very fair health, and I 

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