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^[[5812/1] [[2 stamps]] SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION. APR 15 1865 [[/2 stamps]] [[preprinted]] No. [[strikethrough]] Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., [[/strikethrough]] 18 [[/preprinted]] Stn Golden Rule off Graytown March 31st/65 My Dear Prof. Baird, Ive put off my writing a little too long and now am in a hurry. I and my party are all well and jolly. Will try hard to get some good things on the transit. Meantime I've exercised the [[covennant? or cormorant?]] like propensity learned at the Smithsonian and believe I have already picked up two collections [[strikethrough]]([[/strikethrough]] am on the transit I've not yet seen. - the other is a passenger going to San Jose - or the country back of there where his brother is a coffee planter - for his health.
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