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land marked in the Chart must be reserved and that you could grant me none but a tract which is of very inferior quality - unfit for sheep - & without a drop of good water upon it, or within a less distance than a mile & three quarters.

I have been impelled to trouble your Excellency with this long detail in hopes that you may be prevailed upon to reconsider all that has passed, and that it may lead to resumption of your first favorable intentions, sanctioned as they are by the orders of Lord Bathurst. - But, at all events, I trust that you will not object to grant me the land I have asked in my my letter of the 20th of Decr - for on that land there is no reservation for Church or School, nor are there any Buildings upon it, and altho' it is not so desirably situated as the land marked by Mr Oxley, from which I am excluded, yet there my Flocks would find sound pasturage & good water.

I cannot conclude without respectfully assuring Your Excellency that it has given me infinite pain to trespass so much on Yr. time & attention.

I have the Honor to be
Sir Your Excellencys
most Obdt Hble Sert

(Signed) John Macarthur

His Excelleny
Sir Ths Brisbane Bt 
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