Volume 66: Macarthur family correspondence relating to land, 1819-1881: No. 091

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effect that letter had produced convinced me I had guessed right - A few days after Sir Thomas wished to see me, and we had a long conversation, but as it produced nothing but repetitives of "friendship" I stuck to the application for my land to the westward of the reserved "Church and School land, taking the Nepean River for the N. boundary (Sect No 2). We parted under an understanding that the matter was settled, and he said altho'  evidently disappointed, "that orders should be given for its being so measured - about a week ago our Family dined at Govt. House, I was not well enough to go, but William being here escorted your Mother and Elizabeth - After dinner Sir Thomas took William apart and said he had thought of a plan that would reconcile all difficulties, and he hoped it would be agreeable to me - William was all attentive.

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