Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 396
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two cases of Orchids packed into sawdust, something in number over 50. They are all good plants & carefully packed for I saw this done myself. Lincoln's people saw them on board & he obtained a distinct promise that they should be placed in the position he directed. I do trust that these lots may arrive in good order. I shall otherwise despair of ever transmitting their [indecipherable] cattle successfully.