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Letter of purchase4 December 1891
4th December 1891.
I have the honour to inform you that I have purchased, at a cost of Thirty-five pounds (£35), and forwarded to your address, two old "Wedgwood" Medallions, modelled in 1789 by Webber, one of Wedgwood's celebrated designers, and made from clay, procured from Sydney Cove, sent to England by Sir Joseph Banks.
The Medallians represent "Hope addressing Peace, Art, and Labour", and I trust they will be regarded as an interesting exhibit for the Sydney Museum.
The case containing the Medallions will be shipped per SS "Austral", the advice of which
The Prime Minister,
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