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Pendell Court,

Lisbon, March 6th

My dear Friend

I think that I must have told you in my last that I thought of coming over to this place for the [indecipherable] of the winter, which 

Well! here I am & as I learn from the newspaper, there is the inevitable winter frost cold & [indecipherable] having set in immediately after our departure. I really am one of the most fortunate of men in my transits.  I am only afraid that Nemesis will in the 

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

[In left margin]

[indecipherable].  Tomorrow I go to [indecipherable] for a day or so.  I expect to get Orchids & [indecipherable] & perhaps some new Irises Crocuses & [indecipherable].  I left word with Green to buy for you in my absence some £25 worth of Orchids of another [indecipherable] & to [indecipherable] & prepare them for transmission until my return.

Kindest love to Mrs. Macarthur & dear Elizabeth & Arthur.  Tell the latter that Lizzie & Susie are both well & [indecipherable] immensely.


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