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and kindness, surpassing that of most relatives could devise for his benefit, has been done.  We can now be sufficiently grateful for the attention to call it by any mild term, which he has recd. from dear Mrs. Macarthur & the whole family.  When I think of all this, it is impossible not to indulge in hope in spite of hope.  Poor fellow! to have such bright prospects before him.  I got to feel that it is a prospect only, will he the veriest of "arch mocks" & call for no ordinary degree of fortitude.  I note all you say about the condition of the garden at E. Bay.  I can very readily comprehend its dilapidated & exhausted state.  I agree too with you that its renovation should fall rather on the Landlord than the Tenant especially so now that Tenant like Wm. Macleay has but a short lease, but the truth is I propose to cut up at least 10 acres of it at the termination of Wm's lease, at least 


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