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the stations were kept in a state of alarm from fire.  We had several fires on my Lachlan run but they managed to knock them out without much damage and if this rain is general the worst of the season is over.

I have just written a few hurried remarks on the new land Bill which I enclose and which after you peruse I wish you would hand to Captain Onslow who I observe takes a prominent part in the Assembly.  You or he can publish, or make what use you see fit from of them, only as a Squatter I would not like to be known as the author.  I have seen the working of several land Bills Acts in Victoria, also in N. Zealand, as well as in N.S. Wales and I would be sorry to see the 

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