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[Letter from George Caley to Gov. King]


I know that the Porpoise is going to the South-ward  If this is a fact and the voyage expected not exceed a month or six week, I should wish to go.  I need not remind you of Sir Joseph's ideas of the southern isle. As I learn the New Settlement is to be established near the southern extremity I may be able to give Sir Joseph such information as enable him to form a decision upon the above ideas  If I should go I shall want 3 or 4 boxes to bring living plants from the area & shall stand in need of taking a man with me as having one allotted to me from the establishment

If I cannot be better accommodated than what I was in the Lady Nelson I do not wish to go as I shall not only meet with disappointment on my own part, but shall not be able to give my employer satisfaction  I must request your answer upon this matter as I am just going to the Blue

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