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in the Act of 1862) to warrant their subdividing a forfeited run.  If Mr. Moriarty would only go back to the correspondence of Col. Barney, and the late Mr. McLean, on the subject of subdividing the back country, known as the Murrimbidgee plains into two series of blocks, and the adjustment of them made so as to correspond with the breadth of the frontage runs, he would see that their instructions were clear to have only two series of blocks, viz "Murrimbidgee back block", and "Billibong & Edward river back blocks".  Besides the recent description of the adjoining runs shews that the "proper officer" considered my runs to include the whole of the area claimed.  When Reid sent

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