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4-008 (Text)

Item metadata
Speaker:
author,male,Lawrence, Sampson,un addressee,female
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
152
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_South_Wales
Created:
1878
Identifier
4-008
Source
O'Farrell, 1984
pages
47-48
Document metadata
Extent:
755
Identifier
4-008-plain.txt
Title
4-008#Text
Type
Text

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I am glad to tell you that the unpleasant drought is now at an end. For some months the hot weather was so oppressive that I had to sleep outside my hut sometimes at night but I did not feel inclined for a bit of sleep for fear of a snake visiting me. The people made such complaints about the bugs, mosquitoes, fleas in such numbers whilst in bed at night, we had to use the Carbonic acid for their destruction. We have got plenty of bread at last. Before it came the good drinking water was very scarce. Since I last wrote telling you how I got on at digging, I am still getting but a good deal less gold; much more poorer than at the beginning. Before I came in sight of a speck I had to draw a few pounds out of the bank as to keep me agoing. 

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