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Belize. July 27th 1879

My dear Uncle George 

I am very glad indeed to hear of the safe arrival of the orchids, amongst which I hope there may be some worth having.  Unfortunately I have very few opportunities of getting into the country myself, and even if I could more frequently do so,.I should be often at a loss to know how to proceed in the matter of collecting.  The French collector Blancenan ]?] of whom I wrote to you before is again here, having completed a tour a tour among the mountain ranges of Guatemala and the rest of Central America, and if you would authorise me to do so I think I might make some arrangement with him to collect and forward to you specimens of plants on your list of desiderata. Should you think well of this suggestion please let me know the general lines on which I might treat with him.  I think that the plants should not be paid for except on delivery in reasonably

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