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The Public Library of New South Wales'Lending Branch,
Sydney, 39 April 1870

Dear Madame,
In preparing the Seventh Vol. of the Historical Record for publication, I find on going over the type written letters of your Grandfather - John Macarthur - that the year 1811 is almost a blank.  This is the year in which Colonel Johnston was tried for the arrest  of Govr Bligh; and it appears hardly possible that Capt Macarthur would remain silent on such a subject to his wife.  Yet the papers you sent me contain no reference whatever to the circumstances.  The papers have been very carelessly copied  - in several places whole pages have been omitted, wherever I have been able I have made corrections; and although I do not wish you to think I am lacking in gratitude to you for your kindness in furnishing me with the papers. yet i feel it my duty to urge you to assist me in making the publication as complete as possible in this respect.  No one has ever been able to defend - John Macarthur so able as he did himself

Mrs Macarthur Onslow
Camden Park.

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