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we had sweet corn and cucumbers
the first of this year to me. al
though they are probably an old
story somewhat with you so would
not relish quite as well.

I received your papers the day I
mailed your last letter they were
quite interesting indeed, some
parts. From the description I judge
Orange to be a very pretty city
or one that might be made to be.
From some of the pieces I could
not wonder at your strong aver
sion to [illegible crossed out text] Negros if those sketches
were true to their general charact
eristics. In the North, as a class,
they are very quiet, peacable, law
abiding citizens; always content
to be treated the same as the
whites. Generally, they do not hold
any offices of trust but where
they do they prove as faithful as

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