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Many thanks my dear Fellow for your purchase for me of Fitzgeralds beautiful work.  I shall be glad indeed to get it.  You must let me know what I owe you for it.

I say nothing was about your arrangements with Veitch, as I am satisfied with what I heard that I am afraid after his own fashion he will carry out his [indecipherable] with you.  A gentleman is no match - cannot be - for a London Tradesman in such a matter of barter, and I suspect that V. is an extreme type of his class.  I think that [indecipherable] made a good [indecipherable] with P. Veitch so if you get £400 [£500 ?] worth of good plants, you may be tolerably content.

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