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[Page 365]

[In pencil - 1877]

Pendell Court,
Bletchingley,
Surrey. 
Jany 10th

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 [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]

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

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