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Gulong [possibly Gulgong]
18th May 1849

My dear [Sir?]

I must crave your indulgence for not writing to you sooner however as I expected to have been able to report a sale of the Rams to Mr. Hamilton I deferred writing from time to time for that purpose.  I missed Hamilton in Melbourne but I expect him up to see the sheep when I expect he will make a purchase.  I have to report the sale and delivery of 35 of your rams to Mr. [Splatt?] at 45/- each taking 6 toothed wethers @ 6/- in exchange for them.  I shall receive the wethers as soon as I can go to that part of the country, and shall dispose of them as soon as I can for you - the fearful depression in the wool market has made cash payments difficult.  I have [Continued on Page 32]

I left my family all well about a fortnight ago and am returning today.  I take an advance of 10d per lb on my wool, which will leave me enough to go on with until I can dispose of some fat sheep.  With an offer of my best respects to Mrs. Macarthur, I remain

My dear Sir
Yours very faithfully

W. Campbell

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