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4-140 (Original)

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Speaker:
addressee,family author,male,Maxwell, Hugh,29
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
188
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/Victoria
Created:
1887
Identifier
4-140
Source
O'Farrell, 1984
pages
161
Document metadata
Extent:
1186
Identifier
4-140.txt
Title
4-140#Original
Type
Original

4-140.txt — 1 KB

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<source><g=m><o=i><age=29><status=3><abode=04><p=vic><r=prw><tt=pc><4-140>
 [...] since the last time I wrote home we have had uncommonly wet weather. The roads in this district are like ploughed fields. There is no gravel within 40 miles or more of here. Therefore the roads are merely beaten tracks fenced in. They do very well in our dry climate in the summer time and dry weather but when we get much rain like what we have had the last 4 weeks the are almost impassable. 
[...] on Wednesday evening next there is to be a social ball in connection with the Half-Holiday Association. It is expected to be a very nice turnout. All the shop people who are interested in the half-holiday movement turn out to it, besides a great many of the general public. Of course there are any amount of nice young ladies in Echuca so one has not much difficulty in getting a partner. Echuca is very dull without something of this sort to enliven it up. 
we have great illuminations here on Jubilee week. There was a bullock and three sheep roasted whole in the park and the meat was divided among poor people. 
<\4-140><\g=m><\o=i><\age=29><\status=3><\abode=04><\p=vic><\r=prw><\tt=pc>

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