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are destroyed and our trade is lost, and Capital follows where Capital and labour are allowed to follow the principle of supply & demand.  The Queensland Squatters and the Governor deserve much credit for the firm way the[y] met the labour agitators.  But the British Govt. were too lenient to the strikers who coerced free men at the London Docks.

Prices of wool are still low, but I hope they are at the bottom now.  How are the pure Merinos doing at Camden, I hope the grasses suit them.  My son Finlay to whom I gave 11 Ewes & 2 rams, sold three rams to a celebrated breeder at the Cape of Good Hope two years ago, and the Gentleman has written for 3 more rams this season, and that after trying the American, and the Sturgeon Merinos.  This speaks well for the old Camden flock.  With kindest regards to all your family circle, I remain always,

Yours very sincerely


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