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planted by lily ground are alive  I rather doubt about Rubus eglanteria, Lilium giganteum is coming up strong & bids fair to flower.  I have received from Mrs Gunn your note of Apl 1st and Am sorry that my two previo[us] letters had not then reached yo[u] I fear you will think I have not written so often as you wished, it is in consequence of the continu[ing] cold weather that I felt there was so little fresh in the garde[n] to report on.  I mentioned befor[e] that Russell is gone, but his goods are still in the house, am I right to ask , what about the garden there?  I hope, not to ask a wrong question.

I am Your Obedient Servant
Charles Green

x such as is, (I hear) not before recorded


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