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I should think it cannot. Their case is this - we took this land conditioning to pay a certain Quit Rent - we were put in possession on that condition - give us the grants in conformity to it, and we will recuse and comply with their tenor - until you do we will keep our land without Grants, for you have no right to contrive regulations  that we never would have accepted the land under - I do not think they will dare to enforce the threat published in the Gazette, indeed Sir Thomas told me when I was last with him, that the affair was referred to Government. If this oppressive regulation be enforced and applied to my 5000 acres, it useless to trouble yourself more about them, for I would not accept as

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