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4-079 (Original)

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Speaker:
author,male,Maxwell, John,23 addressee,family
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
206
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
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http://dbpedia.org/resource/Victoria
Created:
1884
Identifier
4-079
Source
O'Farrell, 1984
pages
138
Document metadata
Extent:
1193
Identifier
4-079.txt
Title
4-079#Original
Type
Original

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<source><g=m><o=i><age=23><status=3><abode=01><p=vic><r=prw><tt=pc><4-079>
The wheat crop will be very poor this year hereabouts owing to the dryness of the season in this district. I am greatly surprised to see the crop looking so well when I consider the dryness of the past few months. There is one thing, if they have a bad crop they have no rent to pay and no landlord to fear and they can live for one season without any return from their own land as they could go and work in other districts where crops are good, that is supposing they never had saved anything from former years [...] the land up here is very good being very well adapted for growing wheat and it's grazing capabilities are very good. 
[...] It will be much better for James's health to be going up and down to Bangor and Mr. Peters will be good company for him. He will be able to go home every Sunday and to see his girl as often as he had a fancy. You know it is a grand privilege to have such a luxury which either you nor I have had the pleasure indulging in since we came to the colony. Perhaps you have for all that I know. 
<\4-079><\g=m><\o=i><\age=23><\status=3><\abode=01><\p=vic><\r=prw><\tt=pc>

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