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35, Hyde Park Gardens, W.
June 18th [In pencil - 1869?]

My dear Friend

I was delighted to see your hand writing again.  Your letter however arrived too late to enable me to answer it by the last mail & I am prevented from doing so now in any decent manner by the unpleasant fact that I am unable to sit upright for more than a few minutes at a 

Sir William Macarthur

[Cross-hatched writing]

to do in four or 5 days time.  The desires are my kindest regards to you & love to Mrs Macarthur & Elizabeth in which I give from my heart & begging you to excuse a shabby letter.

I remain
Your most sincere friend

Geo: Macleay

Your brother Edward is getting very old in a [indecipherable] manner.


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