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to the Colony, that even the most envious and jealous persons do not attempt to deny - Confiding in those kind assurances I did myself the honor to address the letter to you bearing date the 29th day of last Novr in which I particularized the exchanges of Land that had been suggested in conversation, and which your Excellency then said you entirely approved. - The pleasure of that approval was still further increased by Your Excellency declaring, you lamented that any part of the Cow Pastures was granted out of my family as you felt that you could not more affectually promote the Public Interest than by giving me every facility to increase and improve my flocks of sheep. It was not until the 19th of the next month (December) that I learnt you had been induced to change those favorable sentiments and intentions when you told me, to my great surprise, that you could not aurthorize any exchange of land, and that the part immediately contiguous to the West boundary of Camden was reserved for the Church and School, but that I might take

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