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Novr. 7th

The 7th at 6 o'clock in the Morning I marched for another Marsh called by the Natives Manangle​ at ½ pt. 6 we arrived having ​walked​ gone S 48° W 61½ ms being obliged to go along the side of the heights which were impassable to us on account of our Carriage.  We travelled the following routs [routes] S 17° s30' W 2 ms & S 74° W 1¾ ms. & S 20° W 5 ms. & S 70° W 5 ms.  We arrived on the edge of a great Brook where we passed the Night.  All the Country we passed from Binkeny to Carabeely is all an Open Country towards the South West, & presents to the Eye Prospects of surprizing [surprising] Beauty, the Hills which follow lay in the same direction present a variety, the one rising behind another & losing themselves in the manner in the chain of Mountains which form the first range, of which, the different Views are so picturesque, that one can scarce ​be tired​ cease to behold the pleasing Prospect - but the Soil is not good except in the places that are overflowed at times.  I however found in my first Journey some Heights to the West of Mt. Hunter which appeared to me very fertile, as well as several planes exempt from the savages of the Inundations.

The Marsh of Manangle​ Karabelly, and many others contain monstrous large Eels, some pretty large Fish, and Shellfish of three different Species which supplies the Natives of this part with food. Their ordinary food is the Oppossum in which the Country abounds as well as the Squirrel. The Kangooroo [kangaroo] Rat & the Kangooroo - but it is with difficulty they take the latter - they are obliged to assemble in great Numbers, form a Circle, inclosing one or two Miles of Land, at 20 or 30 paces from each other. being well supplied with lances & [blank space] when every one is placed at 

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