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tract of land which is of very inferior quality, - unfit for sheep; & without a drop of good water upon it, or within a less distance than a mile & three quarters.

I have been induced to trouble Your Excellency with this long detail, in hope that you may be prevailed upon to reconsider all that has passed; and it may lead to a resumption of your first favorable intentions, sanctioned as they are, by the orders of Lord Bathurst. But at all events, I trust that you will not object to grant me the land I have asked in my letter of the 20th December - for on that land there is no reservation for church or School: nor are there any Buildings upon it: and altho' it is not so desirably situated, as the land marked by Mr Oxley, from which I am excluded; yet there, my flocks would find sound pastures, and good water -

I cannot conclude, without respectfully assuring Your Excellency that it has given me infinite pain, to trespass so much on your time & attention.

I have the honor to be,
Your Excellency's
Most obedt humble Servant,

John Macarthur.

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