Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 462
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July 31st, 79.
My dear old Fellow
I am always in despair when I re-read your letters as I sit down to answer them. They are always so charmingly long & so pregnant with [indecipherable] while I know that mine in return pass the very nature of my pen, must be dull & dry. If it partook of the character of this "Asmus [indecipherable]" 1879 however it should be fluent enough for numerous [indecipherable] a year of rain. [indecipherable] you are the very
Sir William Macarthur