Volume 60: William Campbell letters, 1846-1894: No. 011
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hear from him, I had requested you to apply to the authorities in Sydney for a Lisense for me, but had recd. no official reply.
In Mr. Binghams last letter of 1st Decr. he writes "the land you have placed your sheep on is about to become a case for the Supreme Court, as it is claimed by Mr. B. Boyd, and Messrs. Bell & Wilson, however I have recently described their boundaries which I hope may terminate the matter." You will observe what a mistake he labours under and his ignorance of the state of matters when I tell you that Mr. Boyd never claimed any part of what I occupy, nor of any country within 5 or 6 miles of it, yet the Commr. decides boundaries, and grants runs without knowing any thing of the country. At all events it is evident that Mr. Binghams district is too extensive for him, or I may say any one else to manage. An additional Commissioner is very much wanted for the lower Murray and Murrimbidgee. I fear I have tired you with a subject that cannot be interesting to you, but as I beg leave to solicit your advice, as to how I should act, I have thought it necessary to state the particulars more fully than I would otherwise do. My own views are to keep possession of what I have occupied as best I may. As I have no Lisense, though I regularly applied for one the Govt. can persecute me by fines and by impounding & removing my stock, and I may have no recourse, but as I have undergone
so much fatigue, anxiety, and expense in searching for unoccupied country, and in forming stations, I shall rather