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take the 5000 Acres ordered by Lord Bathurst in any other part of the Cow Pastures. This communication was the more unexpected and distressing because your Excellency had previously discussed with me the plans of the Surveyor General, and had declared you disapproved of them as inexpedient and improper. Finding, however, that your Excellency was not to be prevailed upon to set aside that officer's arrangement, and despairing of obtaining more favorable terms I on the following day (Dec 20th) with the letter, of which I do myself the honor to transmit a duplicate and I now respectfully beg leave to remind your Excellency, that I have never received any answer.

About a week since Your Excellency was pleased to tell my son William, that you thought the land marked by Mr Oxley for the Church and School improperly situated, and that you would not object to grant me that land. Yesterday I waited upon Your Excellency to express my thanks, but I was prevented by your immediately declaring that the Church & school land

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