Letter from Reverend Caddell Holder to Thomas Hardy, 29 November 1872

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St. Juliot


Dear Mr Hardy

Many thanks to you for your very kind letter of yesterdays receipt I take the [earliest] opportunity to [write] a line to [express] ^to^ you how much I welcome the plan you have drawn & [sent off] of the route probable to be taken by the projected [railway] passing thru St. Juliot to [Launceston]; I hope to live to see it, but I fear it will [Page 2] be many years. Whoever does live to [witness] its opening will be indeed greatly accommodated, for the present generation are any thing but right as to [locomotion].

We all hope to see you on Wednesday the 18th (eighteenth) of December 1872. when we hope to have the pleasure of your company as long as you like.

The young lady, Miss Gifford whom you mention is still [Page 3] here & sends her regards &c to [&c] [gap of two characters: illegible].

With our best remembrances

Yours truly

Caddell Holder
T. Hardy Esq. [Page 4]