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4-257 (Original)

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Speaker:
author,male,Maxwell, Hugh,33 addressee,family
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
233
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
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http://dbpedia.org/resource/Victoria
Created:
1891
Identifier
4-257
Source
O'Farrell, 1984
pages
196
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Extent:
1383
Identifier
4-257.txt
Title
4-257#Original
Type
Original

4-257.txt — 1 KB

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<source><g=m><o=i><age=33><status=3><abode=08><p=vic><r=prw><tt=pc><4-257>
trade with James is as good as can be expected. Things in general are very dull all over Australia. There seems to be a depression in trade of all kinds at present. There are a great many people out of employment and the tendency of wages is downward. 
There has been a great many strikes in various classes of labour which have done a great deal of harm. In Melbourne the shopkeepers have a great deal of surplus stock left on their hands after their winter trade which they are now selling at very low prices in order to clear stocks which of course shows that trade is dull and money scarce. 
I had a letter from Mr. Wilson last week. He thinks that Mr. Johnston will re-take the grazing of the paddock for another term. We left the garden and beehives to Mr. Wilson at a nominal rate as the things - fruit trees, beehives, etc, will be better looked after than they otherwise would be. It is just possible that I may go on the land about this time next year. Things would be better looked after and seen to besides there is not much sign of a rise in the drapery trade and I might be better off in the long run on the land. I will wait the development of circumstances and weigh carefully the best course to pursue. 
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