Volume 60: William Campbell letters, 1846-1894: No. 452

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better classes of Colonists.

I could not have the Camden Merinos exhibited as no live stock were admitted.  The first bit of gold is certainly interesting.  I am not surprised at your not knowing that I was the first discoverer, as our mutual friend Mr. Rusden fell into an error in his History in stating that my discovery was subsequent to Hargraves' [Hargreaves] where it was more than a year before it.  This was more inexplicable, as Rusden had the printed report of the Committee before he published his book.  I however had it corrected in a slip shod way in his "Errata" but which will not appear in the Books already sold.  The running of the springs seemed to have been an indication of the rain & perhaps the Earthquakes.  We are well in our usual way, except Finlays eldest daughter who is much reduced through anaemia, but I hope she will recover.  Donald is still in Melbourne, but is backward in visiting, I wish he had gone to see you.  With kind remembrances to all your family circle, and to good Mr. P. King &c.

Yours very sincerely

W. Campbell

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