Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 365
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[In pencil - 1877]
My dear Friend
I cannot tell you how dreadfully disappointed I am to hear the fate of Greens consignments by the St. Osyth. Green had taken such especial pains to ensure success that it trying beyond measure to hear of such a result as you describe. The [indecipherable] of the Orchids in the Wadian case is no doubt in a general measure, attributable to G's [indecipherable] in addition fully after the manner you suggest, but he thought & I should have thought too had I been consulted, that caulking with [indecipherable] would have been a more effectual bar to the [indecipherable]
Sir William Macarthur, M.L.C.