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of the couch grass, which seems a tough wiry plant which is spreading over Camden Park;  and there are but few places on the eastern slopes where sheep thrive well.  Camden was an exception in former times, and I hope it will still be suitable for the Merino.  Salt is a great benefit to sheep.  On the interior Plains where salt bush grew, sheep require no salt;  in fact will not touch it, but on all the sloping ground they require it.

We are in the troubles of a proposed Reform Bill, which I hope will not pass, as it would destroy the independence of the Council, by the power of dissolving it.

Ever yours most faithfully and sincerely,

W. Campbell

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