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emphatically but might [indecipherable] plan, writes [indecipherable] that he has been in communication with you so I hope that you may be able to get what you want from [indecipherable].  I have prospects of Orchids from Darjeeling, Burmah and Cape Coast, not to forget Ceylon.  Did Sam tell you by the way that one of the prettiest things I saw there was the "Antigonan".  Its rosy masses of flowers ae simply lovely.  So William Macleay is going to New Guinea.  I very strongly disapprove of Williams going with him so much that he will "take the [indecipherable]" yet, for my own part if I had had [indecipherable] I wd. almost have gone out again to the S. Hemisphere, to have found the expedition.  I will be very interesting.  I [indecipherable] rejoice to hear that you are sending Teddy.  The orchid [indecipherable] of the Australian type is more interesting than pretty I am afraid.

Goodbye & God bless you.

Yrs affy.

Geo: Macleay

Did I tell you that I am a K.C.M.G.

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