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of the brackish water a day.  I work the wells with a "whim" and I have substituted a wind power and pump to work one of the wells, it raises about a quart each revolution, or about 7 gallons a minute, or about 10,000 gallons a day in ordinary weather, but as the weather is uncertain I have a large reservoir to receive the water and hold it in reserve for calm weather, and in addition I have erected a "whip" to work in cases of emergency.  We are however looking forward anxiously for rain.  I mention these facts to shew what trouble we are put to in seasons like this on the great plain of the interior, I must not however complain, as I had only 

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