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I reach home, which is quite improbable, will you ask Mr Allison to kindly have same held in bond until I arrive.
I have reserved a room on the Empress of China (C.P. Ry Co's ship) sailing from Yokohama Aug 23rd due in Vancouver Sept 4th Detroit if via Port Arthur about Sept 10th to 12th via Chicago a couple of days earlier.  I can hardly realize that my year is nearing its end so rapidly.  [[/diagonal note - "omit"]]
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