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very much, but the question is, can you find a market for a large supply.

I am rather doubtful about Federation being practicable;  there are so many conflicting interests to be overcome, and the question arises, will it strengthen, or weaken the connection between the Colonies and the Mother Country - I doubt it, and as to Imperial Federation that is most impracticable as it cannot be effected without remodelling the British Constitution.

Both your sons are looking very well.  George called an hour ago to bid good good bye, as they were going to Rugby this


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