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[Page 90]

[added in pencil]  Lord Robert Cecil

April. 13. 1855.
20 Arlington St

My Dear Mr Macarthur
Your offer is a very kind one & I must thank you for it very sincerely.  But, I own I feel some scruple in making you bear the burden of a risk which I [indecipherable] took upon myself.  
I had two octaves of you - one of sweet wine - & one of a wine resembling Hock.  At first both seemed

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