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against them - I told Sir Thomas "I knew fm whence the opposition came that Major Goulbourne, notwithstanding his constrained smiles and civilities to me and my Sons when we met at Govt House, had long been the enemy of me and my undertakings - they were too useful and too important to the Public to be seen by such a man without envy" - This was quietly enough secured, for the Secy rides him so hard, that I am sure he hates his task-master.

You will remark that altho' the existence of a house upon the land was an insurmountable objection by my proposal, yet it ceased to be so, when their plan of giving me the exceptionable allotment of 4980 acres was proposed for the house stands on that, and there is any

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