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look well, but I cannot help thinking are in a better condition dried off as they appear to be, for a long voyage than the [indecipherable] looking plants from Leys.  I am happy to leave it in my house to seed for them & do think that they may reach you in good condition. I am trying again to get a correspondent on Orchid consideration at Darjeeling.  How did you like the Darjeeling Tea by the way.

Fifty two Vols. of the Bd. Mag. [indecipherable] botanically have been [indecipherable] by my Agents for you in a box properly prepared & I presume the lB. of Lading will be sent out by this mail.  I have much pleasure my dear friend in asking your acceptance of these.

Almost every plant in your first case arrived alive, the

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