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From [Leytonstone, Essex?]. He has enclosed the first half of the twenty pound note and the three ten pound notes, making £50 of the £50.3.7. She had asked that his father [Samuel - Mary's brother] be paid 11/7 but as that would make a rather difficult fraction, he has kept back only 3/7. The other eight shillings will have to be deducted some other time. The remaining halves shall be sent by Monday's post.