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4-111 (Original)

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Speaker:
author,male,Maxwell, John,25 addressee,male
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Letter
Word Count :
168
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
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http://dbpedia.org/resource/Victoria
Created:
1886
Identifier
4-111
Source
O'Farrell, 1984
pages
150
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Extent:
1009
Identifier
4-111.txt
Title
4-111#Original
Type
Original

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<source><g=m><o=i><age=25><status=3><abode=03><p=vic><r=prw><tt=pc><4-111>
I observed by James's last letters that he is in half a notion of coming to Australia. I say half a notion for I never take a great deal of notice of people coming to Australia until I see they have taken their passage. However as James is so much troubled with coughs and colds I believe it is the best thing he could do. 
In fact I have been inclined to think, but perhaps I am mistaken, that the whole family would do well to come out and take up land. They could select about 2,000 acres and as good horses sell at a good price (as high as at home) about Melbourne there could be a better living made out here at breeding horses. A good draught horse trained to harness will bring about £40 and a very good one more. Good carriage horses bring full better prices than at home but bits of saddle and spring cart - horses are not worth rearing. 
<\4-111><\g=m><\o=i><\age=25><\status=3><\abode=03><\p=vic><\r=prw><\tt=pc>

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