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29th Novr. 1822


I beg to return Yr Excy, my respectful & grateful thanks, for the obliging & ready manner, in which you have been pleased to express your desire of carrying into effect, the instructions of Lord Bathurst, with respect to the additional grant of 5000 acres of land, directed to be given me, adjoining my former Grant, in the Cow Pastures.

In obedience to Your Excy, I have now the honor to submit a plan, for the measurement of the addl 5000 acres, & for the consolidation of the whole of my lands in Cowpastures, which will, I humbly conceive, ensure, as far as is now practicable, the fulfilment of his Lordship's wishes, - "That a tract of land should be secured to me, for preserving my flocks in their present state of purity & perfection, without incurring the risk of loss or interruption, from the establishment of neighbouring settlers".

I will not dwell upon the topic: being well aware that Your Excy has always considered the increase, purity, & possessive improvement of my flocks, objects of great public importance; and has been long aware that the vigilant superintendance of my sons, (which has been rendered much more difficult from the situation of the estates of other gentlemen) and the interposition of fences, against the trespass and contamination

His Excellency
Sir Thomas Brisbane K.C.B.
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