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I wrote from Melbourne, wishing to get a flock or two of your Ewes.  I would be glad to pay a money rent, with an option of purchasing at a fixed price.  Having now an extensive run of first rate fattening qualities, I could fatten those I have purchased with the run, and [melt?] them, if I could replace them with your sheep.  by selling a flock of the Ewes, some wethers, and the clip of the Mount Hope sheep I have been able to reduce my liabilities to nothing, which with these ticklish times is a great relief to me, and however low the prices may be, I can make my stations profitable by increasing the size of the flocks to almost any number.  Be good enough to let me know whether you can spare to supply me with the sheep.  We had very little little rain during the

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