Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 150
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He was a [indecipherable] in the proper sense of the term, and a dear kind genial companion, and so passes away as it appears to me long before his time, the friend of all others, for you & he seem to me to be one, most associated with the happiest part of my life.
Forgive me for dwelling on this sad loss in this selfish way I think in truth from touching upon your sorrows. Time alone can alleviate them and I am sure that you will pardon me if I make no attempt at consolation.
Even in its fullest condition your poor Brothers example was of infinite moral worth to the Colony & I shall be sadly disappointed & think worth of the New South