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Allow me to thank you warmly for the particulars of his death;  it was so kind of you to write so fully.  Death we must all meet sooner or late, but few pass out of this life with so little suffering as he did, God grant that we may strive to follow his example in all things, and that our end may be peace with all men, and with our Father in heaven.

I heard from Allan by the last mail from Oxford who expressed his grief at our loss.  Sir Chs. Nicholson through your late kind Brother's introduction is most kind to him.  He appears to be getting on well with his studies.  He has passed two terms at the Middle Temple.

Mr. Wilson the Minister of Lands told me that your Brother had called upon him a few days before his death on a matter of business on my account, connected

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