Volume 60: William Campbell letters, 1846-1894: No. 440
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as they will come into competition with fleeces of animals that have been kept entirely under shelter, and that have been highly fed, and perhaps with 18 months growth of wool. A fine close short wooled sheep with about 18 months growth would shew great superiority over a Camden merino with a years growth. The Camden merino is long wooled very soft, fairly fine, but rather open, as all long wooled sheep are. I therefore question whether it would be judicious to exhibit against such probable odds, but Mr. King will know.
Your care of Phylloxera seems a radical one. I hope it may not return. It was gratifying to find your tenants taking your council about their voting.
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Your son James is fortunate in having such a good master as Mr. Weigall, who is an old friend of my son's.