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us a long time but thank God that cloud I hope is
being removed and our sunny day are yet to come.
I have no doubt about it I can assure you I have not
the slightes wish to see England again I dont know
wether I told you that all sorts of clothing is much
about the same here as home there is some very
line linen drapers shops here there is one thing
that is very dear here and that is artificial flowers
the comonest is a shilling a sprig flannel is 1 8 a
yard the ladies dress very fashionable here My
dear as I have nothing more to say at present I
must conclude with hoping you will keep up
your spirits and that you may have a pleasant and
prosperous Voyage wich there is no fear of for it
is considered the best voyage out of london. I
shall write directly I receive your letter which I
am sure will not be long.

A gentleman, who has been ordained as a
clergyman of the Church of England, writes
thus of Sydney at present:

Sydney is at present crowded with respectable
young men,—Bankers and merchants' clerks,
artists and such kind of people, are not wanted at all, so
that many of them having but small means are
quite in despair. They are almost useless to the
settlers and people in the Bush and can find no
occupation in town and are therefore liable to
every temptation. I hope you will exert all your
influence in preventing such people from coming
out here, unless they come prepared to go into the
Bush as shepherds, &c.

A vast number of the orphans who have come
out here have turned out ill in consequence of the
bad training at home. They fancy they are young
ladies and that they ought to sit and knit or
just take a walk on the race course or in the
domain, with children. They have not the
slightest idea of industry, nor do they understand
what household work is. All this they should
be practically taught in the old country, and it
would save much disappointment and misery when
they arrive here.

A poor woman at Sydney, re-united to her
children, writes,—

Dear Friend,
Your kind note of Dec. 4th I have
received informing me that you had obtained
passage to this port for my children. They safely
arrived by the Castle Eden all in good health.
They however left their box of clothes behind at
Plymouth and I have not as yet been able to get
any account of it. It appears to be lost, but as
they arrived safe I do not care to trouble any one
to enquire for this. The oldest girl got married
about five months since to a respectable young
man a tradesman, a pretty good match the next
boy is apprenticed six months ago to the
wheelwright business and the next boy is four months
apprenticed to a boot and shoemakerthe other
the little one I have myself. My own health is
pretty good, and although times are rather dull
just now yet I hope that I shall find enough to do
to keep along with. Many ships have arrived here
with emigrants and this for a time causes rather
more to be looking for situations than there are
situations to be filled, but most of them go into
the country.

An orphan girl at Bathurst, to whom the
Emigration Company granted a free passage,
writes thence to a lady in Ireland, ' If in case
any emigrants were coming to Sydney, to send
me my little sisters which I left at home.'

Another sighs from 'Patrick's Plains, New
South Wales,' for another sister. In these
cases, and in that of the wife of the good
fellow with the appetite, it seems to us that
a society on the proposed plan would do
great service, and run little risk. Also in
such an instance as the following:

Melbourne, Port Phillip
My Dear Brother and Sister
I now take this opportunity of writing a
more lengthened letter than my last which I
wrote in haste in which I Enclosed a Draft for
the sum of twenty five pounds £25 payable to
you on the Bank of Australasia in Austin Friars
London thirty days after sight, which I hope you
will get Safe. I also send by this ship's Mail
another Draft for the same money only to Ensure
the money safe in case one ship might get lost on
the passage to London and one Draft I Keep
myself. I hope as soon as you receive my letter that
you will not make any Delay but write to me
Immediately and I hope and trust you will send
me a long letter for nothing will give me more
pleasure than to hear a little about you all not
Omitting one of you you wrote to me for £30 but
25 is all I can spare for the present. I have been
perfectly aware of the state of England Ever Since
I left or I should have been among you many
years since but now I have banished all thoughts
from my mind of ever seeing England, the way to
Say it is don't want, for ever since I have been
here I have not seen anybody in want but at the
present time wages is not quite so good as they
were when I wrote to you first that is in
Consequence of the late Influx of Emigration of late,
you say you have not left a stone unturned to try
to get to me the reason is you dont understand
farming nor sheep, I am sorry poor mother has
met with the accident of which you Say poor
Creature Mother must by this time be quite
Infirm, and I am happy to hear my sister marys
Child I will now say a man Thomas is quite well
I suppose he cannot recollect me 20 years since I
saw him, I have often thought of him when he
first Called me uncle, If I am not mistaken you
are the only one who had written anything to me
about him I was very fond of him and my Kind
love to him and I hope he has the use of his feet.
I was not aware of you being married you never
stated how long you had been so whether girls or
boys what age, now this is unkind of you was it
my case I should have told you all particulars
with their age and Everything, assist poor Mother
all you Can for what kindness I have received
from her now think of that. It appears to me
that you are all in a thriving way you four
Children and your Sister Eight, as I stated in my last
letter here I am Tom nobody but myself but you
must Endeavour to Increase your family to the
same number. I suppose your wife will laugh at
me making so bold to Say so but she must forgive
me and she must Say so in your next Letter to
me my kind love to her and your Children and I
hope I shall have that happiness of seeing you all
with me before this time 1 2 months. I will try to
make you all as comfortable as my circumstances
will admit please the Almighty to spare me but I
have my troubles in another way to yours. I