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Downing Street
12th July 1822


With reference to your Letter to Lord Bathurst of the 8th October last on the subject of the provision made to your Father by the Marquis of Camden, when Secretary of State for the Colonies in the year 1804, of an additional grant of Five Thousand Acres of Land, whenever he should have completed the terms of his agreement as recommended by the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council.

I am now directed by his Lordship to acquaint you that as he has been enabled to ascertain from report of Mr Bigge, the Agricultural Progress which Mr MacArthur has made in the Colony, the state and extent of his flocks, the purity of his breed of sheep, and the value and fine quality of the Wool, His Lordship cannot but consider that the Terms of the agreement are satisfactorily 

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