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the navy, both arrant rogues old Gillibrand - the Surgeon of the Norfolk, who knows no more of the place than its forbidding coasts - Rock as Surveyed & buoyed the passage into Cockburn Sound & it is now like a turnpike road. I wish he had done it before we struck - 

Mr Peel's establishment & Co.l Latorer's were mere empty speculations on a most crazy foundation The former sent out agents mostly of people with no provisions to last beyond the voyage or means to pay so the agent has given up charge & the men discharged from their agreements & are benefiting themselves [?]

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