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you say truly there is so much to do, no time is left to probe a subject thoroughly & that wh. is most distant from us gets the least attention - if you wd have the experience of our session in Parlt. you wd. see what a jumble is made of affairs of the greatest consequence & this is the cause of our faulty legislation - nothing will cure all this but Reform in every branch & Department of the State root & branch - mind I do not say cast off root & branch, but cutt off the diseased parts from the root - I hope you have recovd. from the attacks of this influency & your brother too - kind regards to him - Let me hear from you & receive your papers here.  yours affectionately & sincerely

In a future letter I will send you an abstract of the School [indecipherable] for 1829 - it was £[indecipherable] for 1868 children -

James Macarthur Esq.
1 Burlington Gardens

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