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British Museum
22nd February 1867.

My dear Macleay,

I have written, as you suggested, to the Hon. H. Parkes, Colonial Sec: & to Mr Kreffts from whom I received a letter with the same request.  There is no doubt that a careful systematic exploration of the Wellington Valley Caves would be fraught with most interesting information & would yield us a rich store of [indecipherable] Marsuperalia [marsupialia]. I read with 

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& asking P. to put £200 on the Estimates for this purpose.

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