Letterbook of Joseph Vernon Bussell Containing Two Letters to Capel Carter 22 December 1832

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which are of the most prodigious size as you can imagine. When we began upon the first we merely cut a few of the roots thinking that when we let the one behind fall upon it it would knock it over however in this we were mistaken. Dr. Simmons and M Cloud for those were the names of our new friends, were still very constant in their attendance and now began to take great interest in these two trees which seemed to threaten a house in which they had passed many pleasant evenings they used therefore to come and help us to fell another tree, to fall upon those, which mutually propped each other, was our next experiment, this however failed but started the first one at the roots (considerably, [Page 7]