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"I confess the water is bad" I know it is, and the land is not good, and Brisbane is not good with his notation" - and it is hard that you should have nearly 10,000 acres of land without water", (this was supposing Brisbane (4360) added to the North) "It is not my wish: write me a letter, remonstrate against it" --------. What could be said after this but poor Man! I came home and went to bed, I was very unwell, and wrote the letter No 2 what effect it will produce I am yet to learn & it is not the kind of letter he wanted I know - his object was, that I should confine myself to the [indecipherable] of his offer of the 4930 acres on account of its quality and want of water, but I determined on writing a detail of our various negotiations, and altho' I have softened down many things, and omitted others

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