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& get a list of those which arrived alive.  You will probably write by one of the other routes sending me this information & then I will present to business at once.  I have got Leys list of his present possessions on their way & also a list of what he sent to you, but I [indecipherable] his plants are too young for you having in mind what you say as to the desirability of getting flowering plants.  I hoped before this to have been with Hooker & Veitch, but I have been laid up with a bad cold cough & then [indecipherable] attack caught by "[indecipherable] drunk.  Now don't quote Falstaff as to the offer which singing

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