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At Sea, Off Aden

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My dear old Friend

You have been much acquainted with the fact that having had an attack of Germ in Calcutta, contracted in the jungles of the Terai, I left as soon as I was able to get about on a coasting voyage all the way towards the Peninsula to Bombay, but I had been but a 

The Honble
Sir William Macarthur, M.L.C.

[In left margin]
if carried out, more successful than this attempt at "Eothen" & may I think if all you [indecipherable] able to [indecipherable] to our Nation & see all my [indecipherable] funds there again will [indecipherable] to them if [indecipherable].

Yrs very affy.

Geo: Macleay


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