Volume 60: William Campbell letters, 1846-1894: No. 519
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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 Governors 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