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I have informed you in my several letters of the great use Ensign Barralier of the N.S.Wales Corps was of to me, & the Public; first in going to the Southward &  surveying the Coast from Wilsons Promontory to Western port. Next in surveying Hunter's River where he went twice, & since then in making useful observations about the Settlements, & on making a partial journey to the Mountains, which was introductory to his undertaking the journey he otherise [?] preferred but which I was obliged to effect by ruse [?]. As Col. Paterson had very illiterally informed me, that officers being at all detached from their Regimental Duty, was contrary to [indecipherable] Instruction he had from the Duke of York, in consequence I was obliged to give up his services after this unhandsome claim. But claimed him as my aid du Camp & that the object of discovery should not be totally relinquished, I sent him on an embassy to the King of the Mountains. He was gone Six Weeks & penetrated 137 miles away among them, beyond the Nepean: his Journal being written in such an unintelligible hand, I have not been able to get it translated or copied, but have sent it open under your address to Lord Hobart, to when I have submitted the propriety of its being delivered to you as well as the Chart that accompanied it. Should it get into your hands you will be so good to make what use you please of it, but be so good to let the Manuscript be [indecipherable]

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