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The strata are so crumbling and twisted that it would ^[[insertion]] have [[/insertion]] been difficult to work if the quantity [[strikethrough]] sho [[/strikethrough]] had been sufficient to warrant it. We may still indulge in the hope however, from the geological formations along the river that coal of good quality and sufficient quantity will yet be discovered on more careful examination.
[[strikethrough]] After [[/strikethrough]] About [[blank space]] I heard from below, that Capt Ennis on what grounds was not stated, had some in

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tention of interfering in the Medical Dept. of my District. The erratic Character of that genltemans movements being not un-familiar to me I address a letter (of which a copy is enclosed,) to him on the subject-
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