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any party which may be sent to their assistance. If as we hope all is well, future prospects will depend on Major Kennicotts plans. My own were to continue on the vessel till she shall arrive at Petropavlovsk where I proposed to remain all winter and probably during the ensuing spring. Letters can be sent to us through Mr. Hubbard of the P.M.S.S. Co. and will be forwarded by occasional vessels. Hoping for interest and sympathy in our work, as lively during the coming year as in the past.
I remain with respect
your ob't serv't
Wm. H. Dall
Acting Director Sci. Corps

[[upside down: 14. Copy of letter to Geo. Walker & Academy just before leaving. WHD.]]