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System & the Gov.t w.d send out able & honest officers - that the present price of contract meat & mode of taking it as well as the class of persons who are the contractors, all hold out great encouragement to sheep & cattle stealers & that, the present free exercise of the laws so long caused such an enormous Police Estab.t & expense -

I rejoice to hear from your brother the Major to day of such good accounts from you all & that your Mother had been at Camden where every thing was going on so prosperously.  He says that Dr. Cooke told him he had a letter from her to me but as yet I have not received it - I hope the present high price of wool in England especially the inferior qualities will benefit the Colony generally which your brother seems to think is in much greater distress than formerly.  Here there is little real or general distress but much profligacy amongst the lower orders who seem to know no intersection between recreation & will; & yet in all parts of the Kingdom (& I travelled thro' the most contested places) at no former general election was there more order or less disposition to riot all of which in the most violent degree was anticipated.

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