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consequently less exposed to interruption from idle and ill regulated neighbours.

The annexed paper, marked A will explain to your Lordship that this Grant was subsequently reduced from Ten to five Thousand acres, but that the former quantity or a greater was expressly promised as soon as his flocks should be increased to require it. When I before submitted this document to Mr. Goulburn, I mentioned that I had, in the first instance, shewn it to Mr. Watson Taylor who recollected what passed in 1804, and had authorized me to assure your Lordship of his readings to confirm the correctness of the Statement.

Sixteen years, my Lord, have now elapsed since the Grant of five thousand acres was made; and altho' my father's flocks have long been so numerous as to require more extensive pastures, the indulgence of the Colonial Govt by which he has been permitted to occupy nearly Ten Thousand acres of Crown land, adjoining his estate, rendered it unnecessary for him to trouble your Lordship with an earlier application. The probability, however, that this Tract may soon be given away with other districts of the County of Camden, and that he will be confined to narrower boundaries than he has hitherto occupied, induces him to appeal to your Lordship to consider whether he has not entitled himself to the 


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