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Pendell Court
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

The Honble
Sir William Macarthur

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