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Dr Douglass - By the Bye it is reposted here, that the latter has been a spy to Major Sirr (the Town Major) in Dublin - that he was totally out of employment got into debt and into Newgate - from where he was released and sent to plague this unfortunate Colony - perhaps this clue may enable you to trace him.

I must now call your attention to another subject - In a former letter I mention the oppressive conditions on which all new grants of land are to be made - Your Brothers are now exposed to them - you will recollect that their land was given by Governor Macquarie. It was measured before Sir Thos Brisbane arrived and they were just in possession. The grants were made out in the old form but not 

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