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XXXXXXX -5- Give my very best wishes to Mrs. Sumner and the baby, Florence and her grandmother. Did you notice the announcement of the examination Rankin took for the appointment to the ALBATROSS, "none but unmarried men will be appointed to vessels"? I wonder if your resignation followed so shortly by mine (I haven't submitted it yet), was the cause of this provision? With my best regards, Sincerely,
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