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however he may feel less hampered towards the end of the year. The state of our political world just now is making the country so uncomfortable & in fact driving so many respectable and independent men from it that it will not be fit to live in & all who can afford it, will I fancy, form newer homes in other parts of the world. Is it not wretched to think that Cowper & Co. should have done so much to hasten the rise of the country. I am so glad that Papa is away from Australia. It would worry him much now to be on the spot, than   

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