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Letter, dated 11th Feby  1823 as the Estate ordered by my Lord Bathurst for the improvement and preservation of my flocks - It is rocky, barren, and in most parts inaccessible - it is without water, and infested by Native Dogs secure from pursuit - Sir Thomas Brisbane and Major Goulburn rode with me over part of this tract on the road marked to "Stone Quarry Creek", it is merely a bridal path, and in parts is so steep that we were compelled to dismount and scramble over by the aid of the underwood and vines, tho' the path winds through the most acceptable part - They looked down some of the steepest ravines with astonishment; but I had this idea that I should be exposed to the cruel marking of being offered this tract for a Sheep

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