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gentlemen) and the interpositions of fences against the trespasses and contamination of adjoining diseased or unimproved sheep will be the best security, against a recurrence of evils, that have more than once alarmed us for the safety of the whole establishment.

The Grant of 1150 Acres each, given to my sons James & William, by your Excellency's predecessor, and a considerable portion of the upper part of Brisbane, are from their want of water, & difficulty of access, nearly useless, except during a very small part of the year. I would therefore beg permission to resign those grants; which, with the 5000 acres ordered by Lord Bathurst, make a total of 11868 acres.

By a reference to the accompanying chart, Your Excellency will observe a red line running from the termination of Hunter Rivulet, to the west boundary of west Camden; including the whole of the Government reserved lands, and a part of Brisbane; and containing about 12500 acres.

This tract of land may be fenced at a moderate expense, it abounds in excellent sheep pasture and from its consolidated form & contiguity to Camden, would enable us to place all our flocks within limits, less difficult to be daily inspected. The estate, being completely  

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