Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 279
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My dear Friend
I am in receipt of yours of the 13th of May. I need not say that I was glad to hear a good account of the [indecipherable] to earn that dear Elizabeth had got well from her trouble. [indecipherable] of news wh. I do not like is Onslow's going off to N. Guinea. Had I been in Sydney most assuredly I would have made a [indecipherable] of the [indecipherable], but I flatter myself that I am a particularly quiet & prudent man, which Arthur I look upon as a very impulsive man. I do not think that either he or William Macleay know what fear is & I can only say that I shall be glad very much when I hear that they both back in their respective houses. This has been lately published in London &
Sir W. Macarthur, M.L.C.
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the loss of the [indecipherable] Castle [indecipherable] much to be reputed. I told you that [indecipherable] about 18 I think of the [indecipherable]. I ....