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equal to Saxon; and there is a fair prospect that the West of England will be supplied, at no very distant period, with a considerable quantity of wool fitted for the manufacture of the finest cloth, and for which we are, at present, wholly dependant upon Foreign Powers. Nor is it alone to this subject that he has directed his attention: In the commencement of the present year, he caused a number of young olive Trees & vines from France, to be planted out at Camden in situations calculated for their growth. Of the probable success of the farmer it may yet seem premature to offer any opinion, but former trials of the olive Tree & its produce, on a limited scale, warrant a belief that oil of the purest kind will, in a few years, be numbered amongst the exports of the Colony.

I am unwilling to trouble your Lordship with any further accounts of a similar kind, since the details into which I have already entered are of a length and nature to require mere particular apology if I did not trust to your Lordship's indulgence to pardon the anxiety I feel for the promotion of plans, to which my father has devoted the greater part of his life, and in


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