Volume 59: Archdeacon Scott letters, 1822-1844: No. 043

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to be observed. The rains from Ap.l to Oct are violent & lasting sometimes fine intervals & both on the Swan & here on Garden Island close to the Sea I have seen ice as thick as a Crown piece this was with the wind at S. & SE.

Many of the Settlers who have gone or are going came without even the means of subsisting 24 hours thinking they sh.d find a land of plenty- Many who have gone such as Cap.ts & Surgeon's of Ships with have not been 10 miles from the Coast such as Mr. Geary of the Gillmore, Mr Price of the Nancy & [indecipherable] of 

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