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Herculean strength, I confess it pains me deeply to see his present condition.

It is quite possible that I may not return to the South before the middle of the month by which time the St. Osyth will have sailed but I am quite sure that the [indecipherable] matter of the packing of the Orchids may be very safely left in the Green's hands.  He will write to you by this mail giving you the list of Orchids collected at sales for you, describing their condition & his own mode or modes of preparation for the voyage.  I do [indecipherable] that this time all will go well with the [indecipherable].  Sure I am that it was worth while to wait for this vessel, both on account of her great speed & because now there may be reasonably supposed some interest among the Officers in such an envoi.  Hill has sent

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