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the satisfaction it gives me to hear of your greatly uniform prospects, for my [indecipherable] & that of all Squatters are involved with success of such undertakings as yours, but believe me independently of all such selfish feelings I am much pleased to find another friend who has been working hard all his life, at length approaching the goal of his labours.  You will tho less appreciate the results of yr. industry because they come comparatively late in life.  I believe that I enjoyed my dash into European life at 50 years of age more than I should have done at 30.

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