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not object to grant me the allotment to the North of Brisbane, marked 4980 Acres" in the centre of which stand the Public Buildings that he had before said he could not alienate - I answered, that great part of that land was of very bad quality, without good water - that I hoped he would have the goodness to consider that the land he had granted in payment for the Rams was the same, so that if I accepted what he then proposed, I should have nearly 950 Acres in one tract, most of it of very bad quality and without a drop of wholesome water for man or beast - "It is true, replied the Governor, it is very hard - write me a [indecipherable]". I returned home and wrote the Letter dated Jany 29th  1823 (No. 3)  and on 11th of Feby I received the letter of

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