needs be in good condi- tion. I am sick with a bad cold on lungs & throat, and dare not go now into the cold, where it will be kept till to-morrow my assistant overhauls them. What a splendid plant- finder you are, and I envy, while I shud- der over your walk. It seems to me here and now just astonishing Yet I dare say if I were with you and had my travelling legs on I should have gone with you Considering the very cold weather we have had, I wonder howthe plants got here without repeated freez- ing & thawing, which makes the mischief. But here they are, all right It was well thought of in you to prepay the package. - how much I cant see any record But your next must let me know. Our establishment foots all such bills, and is very thankful to us besides. Pray find a new genus, or at least a new species, that I may have satis- faction of embalming your name, not in
1872 Jan 4
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