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

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but we will forward them by the Cygnet I fear I shall not have time to write other letters but this is public property How happy it would make me to welcome many of our dear ones from England none are forgotten though I have not time to mention them. The vegetables here are delicious the cucumbers especially Melons are particularly good In the Botanical Gardens there is a very fine vine we tasted the grapes strawberries flourish nicely and nicer than all those was a rose tree For Aunt Bowker's satisfaction I must say that cabbages and all vegetables are very fine Mr Browne the other day told us an anecdote of John which I must retail The Governor in reward for his great exertions in the Colony [Page 45]