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specimens [indecipherable] known to us but the opinion of Mr. Ley, who [indecipherable] the condition of the plants before us.  I do trust that they will reach you in good order.  I have held out all kinds of promises to Ley of future dealings if you are satisfied with this envoi.

I have not seen or heard of Veitch since I last wrote to you.  He has [indecipherable] as

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