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that the fleeces are light, and although the stock are sound in constitution through the salt nature of their feed the [they] are liable to deficient lambing such as we had last July through the severe drought & frost combined, but on the whole I would much sooner have such drawback, than to occupy country subject to either fot rot, or what is worse rot in the liver.

I have seen Mr. Furlonge several times, he offered me the Lachlan stations with 40,000 sheep (which include the projeny of the Camden flock) for £60,000.  I believe the stations from all I hear are very good:  the very best thereabouts and perhaps worth £50,000 which I think he would 

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