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continue his bounty and protecting Providence towards us all.

You will see by the Papers that we have rejected a new Land Bill, and that we are likely to return to the rational system of selling our lands by auction.

By the bye I almost forgot to inform you that I became a Member of the Council about 8 months ago.  One of the sitting Members for the North Western Province had to retire by effluxion of time.  He was not so conservate as I could wish, although a very respectable & influential man with the liberal party, and I felt

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