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[In pencil]  Cheviot Expedn., 1875?

Thursday, Nov. 24

Pendell Court,

My dear Friend

By the St. Osyth what will arrive I suspect as soon as this letter you will receive the case of Orchids of which I enclose the B. of Lading & about which Green has taken such special care.  All of these Orchids have been in my cold House drying for some time & seemed to be in exceedingly 

The Honble
Sir W. Macarthur, M.L.C.

[In left margin]
and some down like a Stork!  I have not seen Veitch & now feel every that I did not [indecipherable] him to [indecipherable] him of the St. Osyth.  He may [indecipherable] now have done so.  Taking it for granted that you [indecipherable] it now all right & that in truth you are as well as I might wish you with much love.

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