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Blessing for crofters (text unclear) and vocabulary note which reads 'Cosda = two crofters ploughing together'. Text has been scored through as if transcribed elsewhere.
Fraser-Tytler states that he approves of Ewart's 'scheme' and that he has seen his letter to Haldane. He hopes that the War Office will take the crofters' ponies at three years old.
MacDonald states that he does not require the young stallion back and asks Ewart to let him know if anyone wishes to buy another of his stallions. He speculates that the Congested Districts Board might pay him a premium for the use of either of his stallions as studs to the crofters' ponies.
Forsyth reports that the Congested Districts Board are now ceasing to breed ponies for the crofters as they believe they now have enough stock to keep them going. He thinks that the Board would be happy to purchase the ponies 'Fatima II' and 'Rhona' with their foals and agrees with Ewart that a Highland Pony Society should be formed to make for fairer judging between different breeds.
Cecil, who is confined in London after a cab accident, speaks of his low regard for the innkeepers, and he believes they will have more luck dealing directly with the crofters. He goes on to discuss the merits of different Highland ponies.
Cecil asks Ewart to order some more copies of 'that kiang of mine' to send out to various people. He recommends that Ewart contact Fincastle at Piershill, as he is the owner of South Harris and interested in the fisherman-crofters.He is also to be on the commitee to advise the Congested Districts Board and Crofters Commission and also well-placed to advise on the breeding of animals for miltary use.
Cecil agrees with Fincastle's remarks that the cross-bred horses for the crofters should maintain quality as well as increase size and comments upon various mutual correspondents. He states that he met a man called Scott who is going to send two Highland ponies and 'Braemore' and comments that the ponies on the east side of Skye appear to be identical to those on the Isle of Rum.