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Australian Merino:  I think it must be bred from Saxon Sheep.

I omitted to mention that Green & Burt purchased McKnights sheep at some 25 per cent less than they were offered to me at.

We are well off for feed this year compared with the last, but water is very scarce, and on my Murrimbidgee Stations I am depending upon the wells, which do not seem to be as yet affected from the drought of last season.  The wells are very troublesome to keep them in order as well as very expensive.

Mrs. Campbell joins me in thanking Mrs. Macarthur for her kind attention to Mrs. Gardner, whom we expect to return in a few days.

My eldest son is engaged to be married to Miss Clara Champ in March.  We all think he has made an excellent choice.  My youngest daughter and youngest boy are only left with us now;  it is sad to part with them, but we trust God will bless and guide them. You wd have heard from your Brother how kind Sir Chas. Nicholson has been to my second son who is now in Exeter College.  Having sprained a finger in a fall from my horse about a month ago, you must excuse this scarcely legible letter.

I shall write to your Brother in a few days.

I remain as always
Yours very sincerely

W. Campbell

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