Volume 60: William Campbell letters, 1846-1894: No. 312

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that it will lead to evasion, for runs will be subdivided & runs transferred to silent friends who will reside comply with residence &c.  All unjust class legislation is bad and will be evaded, and why should a man who has spent half a life time, and all his means to improving nay to reclaiming two or three runs of a purely pastoral character be restricted to the priviliges attached to one run;  if he is so restricted and if his land is worth buying under the homestead principle, he will transfer his runs as already pointed out and circumvent the Government.  But why should such a bait be held out to him, or why should he be driven to such straits?  Assuming that the 16000 acre Homestead is carried out

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