Letter 8

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Talk with Reid on China and gave Hart's views, that Hart had no funds for Woosung dredging; that Tonnage Dues had fallen off, and that Hart required all the money for general purposes of Lights and Harbours, etc. Reid asked for more useful information when available. Governess for Evey. May have to reject candidate Gordon Adams for health reasons. Hears that Hannen's fiancee is not pretty and has no money, being one of 13 children.

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