Kings Road, Chelsea.
I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your favour and have to express my regret, that the PultenŠa you selected was not sent. I must beg you to believe the substitution of another plant, to have been a perfectly inadvertent act as it is my order, that my customers shall always have the identical plants they select. Relative to the Swainsonia, I beg to say that should the plant not recover, I shall be happy to replace it, upon the first opportunity ľ and with my best thanks
I remain Sir Yr obedt Servt
James Veitch Jr
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