Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 15 October - 1 November 1833

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that at last the boat was heard. We both jumped up and had not Mr Green's voice frightened us again to our room we should have stood until we had extracted all the news which they had to impart but in disjointed phrases we at length discovered that there was a letter from you that Charley had been summoned it to the Swan River and the 63rd were ordered off & their place supplied by the 21 Fusiliers. This is a subject of general regret The frank warm hearted Irish soldier reckless & daring has a something much more congenial to the taste than our more me- [Page 5]