Volume 58: Sir George Macleay correspondence, 1848-1880: No. 474
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[In pencil - 1880?]
My dear old Friend
I am in receipt of yours of the 14th of April enclosing a cheque for £120 & also a list of desiderated Orchids of which hereafter. I have been quite shocked by the reports of deaths & sickness & many my friends in the Colony [indecipherable[ at the paucity of [indecipherable] & sympathy of [indecipherable] a character to Australia for healthiness in earlier times or is this an abnormal year? To me it seems to [indecipherable] less healthy each year with the [indecipherable] of population. Have the [indecipherable] habits of cleanliness introduced by modern instigation & delivery
Sir William Macarthur, M.L.C.