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