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Parramatta, 20th Decr. 1822


Having understood from your Excellency to day, that the plan I had the honor to submit in my letter of the 29th Ultimo for the consolidation of my Estates, chiefly with a view to the improvement and preservation of the purity of my flocks of Sheep, had been considered inadmissible, in consequence of certain Lands, contiguous to the Nepean and that Camden having been reserved for a Township, I will beg to decline again encroaching upon Your Excellency's valuable time by any other proposal:- Because, upon reflection, I am without hope that I could suggest any thing less liable to objection.

Under this impression, and assured by Your Excellency this morning, that I had your permission sanction to make choice of any part of Camden, except the reserved township of Sixteen hundred acres, I am induced to request that you will be pleased to direct that the five thousand acres ordered by Lord Bathurst may be measured further to the Westward of the prepared township taking the Nepean River for the North, and Mount Hunter Creek on the Western Boundary of my Estate.

I have the honor to be 

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