Charles Becker to Billy [Wilfred Becker]

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Charles Becker (b.1851 d. at Toowomba 24 Jun 1871) from Toowomba Australia to his brother Billy (uncertain which brother, but Wilfred b. 1850 is the only one who fills the bill). Had a bad attack, the worst he ever had 'but I pulled through once more'. Expands on his financial situation; feels low spirited about his prospects, as if he has to stop there for three or four years and spends his £330. Uncle Leigh (his father's brother) has never said he would take him into his concern if he returns to the old country. Recommends the keeping of personal accounts. Hopes to go out shooting soon and yesterday he got on a horse, the first time in Australia. Went out riding with Leigh (his brother b. 1840) who says he feels better than he has done for five years. They plan to go over to Yandilla, 45 miles away, for shooting (Letter unfinished no signature)