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addressee,male author,female,Wyly, Isabella,32
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Fitzpatrick, 1994
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Adelaide South Australia April 29th 1865[?] 
My dear Edward, 
I soppose you will be disapointed not hering from me last Mail but Susan will explain. I hope you will like the enclosed. I tell you dear Edward what I want you to do. That is to get me a good Cart [carte] of your dear Mama. I did not like the cased one for it looked so old and I did not think Good. [135]
We ar getting on as usual. I was delighted with that pleasing newse of last Mail. I shall be glad to hear of the dear Girl having a happy home of her own[?]. I should so like to know if you ar thin[k]ing of taking that desperat[e] step. I hope you will some day when you can meet with one worthy of you, that will make you a good Wife. Do let me into the secret. 
I must tell you a little Newse. Uncle Robert Wylys Alaxander is Married and living in the Bush. He is keeping a General Store. We have not seen her yet and I do not think we shall for some time to come. His Brother Tom is living with them. Uncle Alaxander is getting [on] as usual. Henrietta is keeping a School. I told you Fanny was married. William does not think of any just yet. He is quite the Gentleman, that family has done very well. They have kept up their posicion[?]. Alaxander is in a gover[n]ment Situation. 
Poor Ruth she has had her triales[?]. She has 5 little ones the eldest 10 years old and no Servants doing the best she can for them. Mr Shadgit fail[e]d this last year, so the were left pennyless. I give you this newse for your Mama. I am sure she will like to know how all ar doing. Every thing has [been] so dull this last year those that ar left to get on can just keep their heads above water. 
Do you think you could get me a few more Vewse of Ireland or I shoul like Dublin as I know more about it. I think Uncle John could. Would you please ask him. You can get them much cheaper. I shall pay for them if you let me know what the will be. 
I must bring this hasty scrible to a close hoping the next will be longer but I coul not say more, or it would make this to[o] heavy. I think I sent you our likenesses. Let me know. I should like to see yours. I have not seen that yo[u]ng friend of yours yet. Is he gone to Melbourne. Good by dear Edward with Dear love to Mama and also your good self. In writing[?] give Uncle[?] yours. 
I remain your fond & Affectionate Aunt I. A. Scott Ps 
Pleas hast[e] write soon. I hope you got the Austrilian Pap[e]rs. We shall send them ev[e]ry Mail.