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of worms, and do not thrive as they did in earlier times.  Your uncle Sir William told me that when sheep were first put upon Richlands they thrived well for many years but in later times they could scarcely exist.  From the low price of "Bourneville" [?] I should dread to buy it without particular inspection, and reliable information as to the condition of the live stock for the last few years.  In wet seasons I have heard that the "worm" is worse than in drier years.  If the quality of the land is good & more suitable for cattle its proximity to a Railway Station may make it a good investment,
 

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