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Parramatta 20th Decr 1822


Having understood from Your Excellency to day, that the plan I had the honor to submit, in my letter of the 29th Ultmo, for the consolidation of my estates, (chiefly with a view to the improvement & preservation of the purity of my flocks of sheep) had been considered inadmissable, in consequence of certain lands contiguous to the Nepean & West Camden, having been reserved for a Township, I will beg to decline again encroaching upon Your Excellency's time, by any other proposal: because, upon reflection, I am without hope, that I could suggest anything less liable to objection.

Under this impression, and assured by your Excellency, this morning, that I had your sanction to make choice of any part of Cawdor, except

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