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may look forward to a normal Spring & Summer in the season before you - [indecipherable] as bad a [indecipherable] Spring.  The most deadly Easterly winds blowing drying us up week after week - which by the way may account for the gloom which seems to have pervaded my March letter, succeeded by the driest Summer [indecipherable] known in England.  Nonetheless I have a good Hay crop which will be all safely stacked in two or three days I trust, while the people [indecipherable] & in England principally have a fairish one, and as usual in dry seasons the wheat crop every where promises right well.  Farmers certainly judging from the prices which they obtain for all kinds of [indecipherable] alive or dead have no right to complain but

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