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and the last word I cannot make out. I fancy it is a cipher word but nothing in my code corresponds with it. Possibly, it is not important, I hope so, I had the message repeated but without any addition[[?]] light.

Well, I am much surprised at the election of Smith! What struck Will and Truman Having seen nothing in the English papers, which were very irregularly rec'd, during my absence from Cairo, so, I know nothing of the details of the balloting
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