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4-065 (Text)

Item metadata
Speaker:
author,male,Maxwell, John,23 addressee,family
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
229
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/Queensland
Created:
1884
Identifier
4-065
Source
O'Farrell, 1984
pages
129-30
Document metadata
Extent:
1140
Identifier
4-065-plain.txt
Title
4-065#Text
Type
Text

4-065-plain.txt — 1 KB

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He is getting along nicely but is always talking about how much can be made at home and how a man who has a farm could make money. My advice to such people would be to stay at home and content themselves and not be running of to Australia away from their relations and society. Yet he says he is content. If money is to be made at home how many men can get 7s. a day for harvesting and £1 a week and board as a ploughman. I know a young fellow named Brown who has £1 and board for attending to horses and doing a little farm work and another named McBride who is employed with a Mr Henry over beside James Reid's here who has 15s. per week and board. His work is not hard and he eat at the table with his master and mistress of everything of the best. I know for I have been often over there and has stopped nearly two days with them. 
Hugh Sheils is working to Alexander Perry at ringing trees. I suppose you would not know what ringing trees is if I did not tell you. It is to take about 6 broad of bark and the last spring's growth off right round its circumference. Young Jelly is going to Albury about a situation next week. 

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