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that I am afraid to touch upon them.  I only know that if good works in the past could assist, grown crops wd. be very good indeed!  And now to business.  You were [indecipherable] when you wrote as to which vessel Green had selected & as to what orchids he had or was about to send.  You would learn all this shortly afterwards.  I only write that you had a list of the orchids he was sending before you sent your list of desiderata to Veitch for it really seems but a repetition of names.  I have had my doubts whether I should not communicate Green's list to V. but then some of G's lots may have [indecipherable] & there again, as you apply to V. for more than one of each orchid for the most part, you [indecipherable] large masses, so really

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