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spirit I have since been very sanguine of success.

I certainly did not anticipate so complete a defeat - but it will recoil upon them all by & by.

It is fortunate I did not go into the Secretary's office with the letter - Sir Thomas would certainly have flinched and left me in the lurch - Unfortunate man - he has settled it now indeed.

It is very cloudy & threatens to be a wet night - I do not read this over & must beg of you to pardon inaccuracies.

Believe me,
My dear father,
Yr ever affectionate Son
Jas Macarthur

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