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out.  If I remember I told you that it seemed not be put in the [indecipherable], but in an intermediate House rather dry than otherwise & be planted in leaf mould.  It ought to do out of doors in Queensland.  Veitch is getting all right again [indecipherable] I have not seen him now for a long time or Hooker [indecipherable] but I will make a point of seeing both before long.

And now a word on a very different matter, which I enter upon with very good reluctance but which I feel I ought not to ignore.  Yesterday the Parkers came down from London to pay me a visit.  I very soon found out that your Sisters main object in doing so was to see if she could [indecipherable] me to return again to your

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