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of the Spanish Merinos imported into Australia by your very distinguished grandfather.  I hope you got a card from the man in charge of the Merinos which card gave a brief history of their importation, and preservation in the Colonies, and now (a few) re-introduced into England.  I observe that this climate increases the weight of fleece, but the better feeding and shelter has perhaps much to be credited with.

I am sure you and the youngsters will enjoy the Naval Review.  I saw the last Review and do not intend to see this one.  I have given up my intention of going to Scotland as I have had a slight attack of

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