Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 232
You are here
some dark damp hole. I would strongly advise you were to ship another case [indecipherable] have the personal promise of the Captain that is shall be kept on deck.
I found my garden [indecipherable] wonderfully [indecipherable] & trim. Last Summer having been a very hot one, my plantations have grown after the fashion of Australian growth. In many cases I find shoots have been made of from 10 to 12 feet, The place has become very pretty & just now with the Spring flowers all coming out, especially interesting. I have to go to Town every day on business & [indecipherable] myself away from the place with no ordinary reluctance that I should do without the solace of a garden in my solitary life I do not know. I find great changes alas among my friends, but no change in the [indecipherable] of the [indecipherable]. I have heard no particulars yet of poor Wilson Saunders fate, and now having not had the heart to allude to it before, [indecipherable] my dear good friend [indecipherable] in the fire on the renewal of the [indecipherable] fortune wh. I learn from Arthur Onslow have again visited Camden. What can I say without I am deeply [indecipherable].
God bless you.
Ever yr. [indecipherable] attached old friend,