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Wellington Parade
12 July 1865

My dear Sir Wm. Macarthur,

I think you may congratulate yourself upon not having embarked in squatting pursuits, in the interior, as the losses within the last 6 months have been deplorable both in Riverina and in South Australia. From having reserved the feed within reach of the wells during last winter, and the early part of summer, I was able to keep my stock throughout the long drought through the summer months and from not commencing to lamb till the 1 June I had

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