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much interest your notice of the present condition of the Exhibition Building.  All subsequent attempts in that line only serve to exemplify the unique beauty & excellence of Paxton's Xtal [Crystal] Palace for our 1851 show.  I wish the Govt. would buy the present Xtal Palace, & hold it as a National Place of Instructive Recreation!

We have crowds here daily to see the beauties & gems of the Blacas Collection!  Lady Parkes lost a 


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