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Problems with the British Museum paying Wallace

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A bill of £5. due two years ago is paid in this manner, a receipt having been obtained in advance for £5, which amount I expected to receive by cheque.
[signed]                      Alfred R Wallace

Mr Butler begs to transmit the enclosed P.O. order for £4.19[s].6[d] to Mr Wallace and the amount of it with the cost of the order (6d) makes up the sum due by the Trustees to Mr.  Wallace -
  British Museum
       25 June, 1867

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