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3-025 (Text)

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Speaker:
author,female,Brown, Eliza,41 addressee,male
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
396
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/Western_Australia
Created:
1851
Identifier
3-025
Source
Hasluck, 1977
pages
119-120
Document metadata
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2163
Identifier
3-025-plain.txt
Title
3-025#Text
Type
Text

3-025-plain.txt — 2 KB

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Grass Dale
August 21 1851
My dearest Papa,
This will be a large packet containing my journal of our trip to the Northward. I wrote you on the 16th of April (the day on which I received the parcel) and also on the 2nd of May. Your last letter is the one which came in the parcel dated Sept. 26th 1850.
You will perceive that my journey was rather an anxious undertaking, it has terminated well thanks to a superintending Providence. I have great delight in being with the Children once more.
I enclose a letter of the Governor's commenting upon the journal etc. and it would tend further to complete my satisfaction if I could hear also that you approve of my conduct not only in this particular but generally in the circumstances in which I have been placed since leaving my kindred and Native Country. 
A good prospect seems opening up to us in every way now, an establishment is forming at the North that is likely to be carried on upon an extensive and profitable scale. It is most likely we shall all go there, for a time at least, but as yet it is by no means certain. I hope and trust dearest Papa your valuable life will be long preserved and that you will yet have the satisfaction of seeing us go on to your heart's content. Honors have fallen upon us more than I could have expected, as yet they are empty ones not having filled the pockets; neither have they diminished aught. On the whole I think we must be in safe circumstances all having been kept together and now every thing is increasing so much in value.
Mr. Brown has got very handsomely out of the Council after having sat one session, his removal to the Northward is the pretext, his letter to the Governor tendering his resignation was answered by complimentary regrets at losing him, he stands fairer than ever now for a Govt. berth, and our receiving this is one thing it would rejoice me to communicate to you. You will rightly guess what would give us still greater joy than that, which if our proposals are complied with is near an accomplishment.
I will close this letter with expressions of my gratitude for your domestic readings, the only kind of education that ever 

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