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line might pass would only give the Company a grant of land along the line of 10,000 acres for every mile in length or even half that quantity, it would be a good speculation to a Company and it would open up these Colonies to dense populations in India &c. giving an expediting communication with the Mother Country &c &c.  The Sydney & Melbourne lines could meet on the interior and united pass on to the north west coast.  A single line could be made if of a light description for about £4000 a mile, perhaps for £3000 and the distance from the 

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