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in payment for the flock of Rams) and a creek called "Mount Hunter Creek". This tract was named by Governor Macquarie "Cawdor", it is understood, he applied to Government for a grant of it and had been refused.

About three months before, I took an opportunity to speak to Sir Thomas on the Land Grant which your Brothers had received, on being forced to take their land in so bad a situation and of so little value, whilst excellent land contiguous to my Estate was granted to two strangers, "D'Asutta" & Douglass, Sir Thomas said, it was certainly very improper, but he would do all in his power to match those annexed and he desired me to select some of the low land in the Cawdor Estate and where he removed the Government Establishment from it, wh. it was his determination soon to do - and like all the stock to Bathurst; he would cancel James and William's grants - and give them an equal quantity of Cawdor in any part I chose.  Upon the same occasion he regretted that so little of

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