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for all the information that he could find me with respect to "Puccinia", but he is so frightfully overworked poor fellow & has been so much harassed by sickness & the consequences of his Pater's health which you wd. be sorry to see in the newspapers that I can readily forgive him for not attending to my request.  He wrote to me shortly after poor Mr. Williams death, who died by the way, of Diphtheria mentioning that he lay in the night room unable to move in his bed even from rheumatic fever knowing that his Father was dying which from the infectious character of his disease no other member of the Family was allowed to attend on the old man.  Very sad, was it not?  Joseph has recd. his Father's appointment but as yet has been too unwell to go back to Kew.  I had a letter from him a few days ago [indecipherable] Mr. B. of Chester.  His name reminds me of a request he made to me, which I [indecipherable] made over to you, to present the Museum Society with a list of the exotic plants which have naturalized themselves in New South Wales.  May I again ask

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