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Pendell Court
Sept. 21, 1875

My dear Friend

Your letter of the 8th of July has come safe to hand.  Before this weeks gone, long before I trust the New Guinea adventurers will have returned to their friends safe & sound, and well laden with all the clinical [indecipherable] products of the very interesting land they have been investigating.  I have been & am getting every day more & more anxious about them & send for my "Times" as early as possible to look over the Telegrams.  May God grant them protection.

To turn to the main subject of our letters of [indecipherable], your Orchids.  I need not say that I am delighted to hear such a good account of the "envoi"

The Honble
Sir William Macarthur M.L.C.

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