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[indecipherable] "by Gibbons".

You have learned before this by a day or two, that you are to have Lord Augustus Loftus as your new Governor.  I know nothing of him personally, but he had [indecipherable] a very difficult "role" in Russia & must be a clever man.  He is no doubt a very polished [indecipherable] & having dealt so long with such dissimulating & lying rascals as the members of the Russian Court & Ministry, must have become a very cautious & wary man, quite a match for Sir [indecipherable] who are become very [indecipherable] specimens of the [indecipherable].  He is a cousin of old Mrs. Onslow, the mother of Ld. O. & thro her I have become well acquainted with a quaint old [indecipherable] & [indecipherable] his Sister Lady 
 

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