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of his run;  though under his lease he is entitled to buy all improved lands - this will not affect many but there is a principle involved which should be sacred.  It might justly however be applied to new runs.

The 13th Clause violates a condition in the purchase of land, as lands purchased under the present law cover a right for pre lease to three times their area, which is reduced to a maximum of 1920 acres.  If the present holder of pre leases had the priority of converting their large pre leases into reduced acres not exceeding 1920 acres when adjoining their freehold there might not be much objection to the alteration.

The 14 Clause also violates a condition in the renewal of leases and certainly prejudices the value of the present lease, by giving 

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