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wool & allowing it to be imported free of imposts ought to be the leading principle of Gov.t there; & the essence of that system lies in extensive range, & can = contamination or mixture - There is ample room & the "fear of not finding land sufficient for settlers" is so absurd.  I lose all patience at such trash - I wish for no better estate than all the good land I can find above 500, millions of acres - I know not whether this principle as well as another in economy, viz freedom of commerce & abolition of bounties, shakles & odious excise laws, be sufficiently well understood where it ought; but if they are not, a well a day! for the Colony -

I congratulate you one the receipt of the medal which I hope you will entrust to safe hands to deliver to your father; & now as science is at the head of affairs there I hope he will flourish & lead in her train a long list of desiderata - I have sent out for the Australian Society a most valuable 

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