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Western Australia 9 feb. 1830

My Dear William 

As you are so well acquainted with the sudden alterations & discoveries in New Colonies you will be the less surprized at receiving another letter to you by the same Ship [(indecipherable)] so soon after arrival of the 28 Jany enclosed is a long one to Emmeline - But various matters have occurred since that - one is that Mr Pedder of the 63.d brother to Judge P. in V.D.L [Van Diemans Land] & very intimate with Bannister met Fraser at the Cape in Augst last & he told him he had ab.t a week before rec.d most satisfactory letters from the Colonial Office & upon w.h he was going to England; but he w.d not on any account return to N.S.W.  He intimated that other offers w.d be made to him & most heartily do I wish it may be so. As these letters must have left Eng.d in Jan.y & we heard from James as late as May I own I have my fears more especially as Bannister seemed sometimes quite indifferent

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