Bussell Diary 02: Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 17 December 1832 - 3 February 1833

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old Friend He had so much to tell us and I assure you we were not sparing of questions John he says has made a vow not to shave until you come out, so his beard really rests upon his chest but it looks well as he keeps it beautifully combed Their exertions have been wonderful and their perseverance unanimity and industry are quite proverbial. Mr Dawson will tell you all about them as he has promised us to see you. Mr Dawson & Mr Moore the Judge Advocate (these titles will amuse you I know) dined here and we strolled about after dinner in the beautiful moonlight and talked alternately of Augusta and England Perth is a very promising city but the sand is greatly against it The Country residences are far preferable and I do not at all join in the universal regret [Page 42]