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I have found it so all along the rivers of Australia, and it is also the same on the Nile in the Delta of Egypt.  I have travelled along the course of many of these Australian rivers, and I have come to the conclusion that the farther an alluvial plain is followed in its declension the poorer the quality of the soil becomes.  At the same time the fattening qualities of the lower parts are quite equal to the higher, only it takes so much more in quantity to carry the same stock, and on the poor thinly grassed lands when there is more shrubs than herbs or grass, the wool is deficient in staple.

I hope to hear from you soon, again be assured that any information I can give or obtain will be only a pleasure.

Yours very truly

W. Campbell.

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